How bad did M. Night Shamyalan's 'Devil' rip this one off?? Not a perfect movie by any means, but I thought this was a pretty effective and suspenseful film.
Goes out of its way to develop the characters, which is something that most thriller/horror movies avoid like the plague. Pretty mundane scenery is elevated by good use of lighting and camera angles. The story becomes a little static at times, but it is broken up by alot of flashbacks.
Pacing becomes a problem as the first hour or so is built up very slowly, and then it plunges into complete craziness. I guess I fail to see how being trapped in an elevator for 30 hours is long enough to make everyone revert to their baser and primal instincts. Its obvious who the killer is from the get go, and there are no other major curve balls the film has to offer.
Despite this, it still manages to be a pretty decent thriller. Just don't go into it expecting too much.