Elevator (2012)





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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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Christopher Backus
as Don Handley
Anita Briem
as Celine Fouquet
John Getz
as Henry Barton
Tehmina Sunny
as Maureen
Shirley Knight
as Jane Redding
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Critic Reviews for Elevator

All Critics (4)

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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
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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.

Full Review… | August 28, 2012

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

Full Review… | August 25, 2012
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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.

Full Review… | September 3, 2011

Audience Reviews for Elevator


Elevator is a simple movie with a simple premise, nine strangers become trapped in an elevator with a bomb set to blow, and their only option is to band together to survive the ordeal. The film tries to borrow elements from Crash, by throwing in racial tension but it never comes across believable and feels completely forced to add conflict. Much like the horror film, Devil, the movie mostly takes place inside the elevator and our myriad of stereotypical characters carry the film to the end. There are no stars in this film, only a few familiar faces, the guy who played Kevin's abusive older brother, Buzz in Home Alone is as good as it gets. The story plays out fairly typically, though with a much smaller body-count than I anticipated and really only began to surprise me towards the end when the characters have to make a critical decision. The film also confusingly sets up a possible, but unlikely, villain among the group based on decisions she makes, but it all amounts to nothing more than coincidence, which is pretty infuriating. It's a brisk, cheap thriller that doesn't overstay its welcome and features a clever hook, but doesn't do a whole lot with it.

Brett Horton
Brett Horton

So fucking boring. Nothing happens and then some guy's arm gets chopped off by the elevator. Oh, and the little kid in this film is fucking evil.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

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.

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