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Elevator (2012)

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Release Date: Aug 21, 2012 Wide

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Terrorism collides with racism and corporate greed when nine strangers are trapped in a Wall Street elevator, and one has a bomb. Starring John Getz, Shirley Knight, Joey Slotnick, Waleed Zuaiter, Devin Ratray, Anita Briem, Tehmina Sunny, Rachel and Amanda Pace, and Michael Mercurio. Written and produced by Marc Rosenberg. Directed by Stig Svendsen.

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Suspended on the 47th floor, this lift will stage a volatile collision of the higher-ups and lower-downs, all caught in the glare of a sensationalised, uncaring media. Which is to say that, clichés and all, Elevator is about us today, going down.

August 31, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

At one point a guy gets his arm chopped off and everyone gets sprayed with blood, and that does prove a welcome respite from the spittle-laden diatribes.

August 28, 2012 Full Review Source: FEARnet
FEARnet

This is a breezy, to-the-point thriller.

August 25, 2012 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

Elevator is a taut, intense, and surprisingly violent little movie that is home to some great performances, awesome sound design, and some truly slick thrills.

September 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Dread Central

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Elevator can revel in the fact that it's finely directed and adequately scripted but it all account's for nothing because while it unfolds your just left feeling terribly bored. It's obvious what the film is going for, it's trying to be Phone Booth or ATM, and to some extent Panic Room. It doesn't live up to the quality of any of these film's purely because it lacks any form of suspense. Since it fails to be a thriller due to the lack of an interesting or original storyline it would have been able to redeem itself had it used it's 5 million dollar budget for more blood soaked gore effects and a better cast. It also suffers from some ridiculous plot holes and uneven character motivation, and since the plot means for claustrophobic capabilities it fails to get the basics of character development correct. On a positive note we do get to see a bit of gore. But overall the film is too witless and dull despite the odd flare of inspired action. But, hey, it's not an awful film, personally i've seen a few worse "tight" thrillers. But frankly I couldn't consider this one of the terribly mediocre one's either. If you've seen either Phone Booth or ATM and desperately want to see more films like that, I would strongly recommend you give this film a miss.
November 23, 2012
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Anti-capitalist thriller about 9 people being trapped inside an elevator and one has a bomb. Average acting with terrible characters and predictable plot. Joey Slotnick's character stood out however, he made the film worth watching.
May 24, 2013
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