High-Rise (2015)

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Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.


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10 July 2016 | rubenm
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| Too incoherent to convey a clear message
Is High-Rise an anti-capitalist manifesto, meant to show the evil of inequality? Is it an attack on the British class society? Is it meant to show how modern architecture alienates people from each other? Or is it just a succession of weird scenes, giving the director the opportunity to show off? There's something to say for all of the above, but I'm inclined towards the last. The film really is too incoherent to convey a clear message or idea. The metaphor of a huge high-rise building to symbolize society at large is interesting, but could have been better expressed. As it is now, the metaphor gets mostly lost in an avalanche of weird, decadent or shocking scenes. As a viewer, you keep waiting for the story to become clear, but it never really happens.

This is even more annoying because the film is much too long, and already from the start it's clear how it ends because the whole story is one large flash back. The result is zero suspense and maximum weariness.

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Release Date:

28 April 2016

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, Ireland, Belgium

Filming Locations

Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,887 15 May 2016

Gross USA:

$346,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,289,074

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