High-Rise Reviews

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November 3, 2019
Playfully disturbing in a dog-eat-dog world where madness and mayhem reign supreme, High Rise is a luxurious and rich visual and emotional experience, elevating Ben Wheatley to the upper floors of the filmmaking hierarchy.
October 3, 2019
It's all style and no substance. And its style isn't particularly impressive to begin with, either.
August 2, 2019
The setting may be the past, but what we see is as relevant as the nightly news.
May 31, 2019
Visually dazzling and happily anarchic, High-Rise towers over all of Wheatley's films to date.
May 30, 2019
It sounds great in theory, except Wheatley spends little to no time establishing why any of what's going on is worth investing in.
May 6, 2019
In an age when the poor end up footing the societal and economic bill, this is a book and film that holds as much if not more weight than when Ballard first conceived it.
April 6, 2019
Despite the second act descending messily into chaos, High-Rise is worth viewing for the cast and the film's offbeat caustic humour and all-round peculiarity - experimental is the word.
April 5, 2019
Barbecued dog is the appetizer here, human flank steak the main course, with a buffet line of sociopathic consumption and apocalyptic class war in between.
February 28, 2019
Darkly comic and no less terrifying for it, Amy Jump's adaptation of JG Ballard's High-Rise is timely for the British political landscape.
February 11, 2019
It's funny, it's enjoyable, but it really starts to feel its length at times...turns into a bit of a mess for a little while, before picking it back up at the end...
December 28, 2018
...a jumbled mess of a film.
December 12, 2018
An audiovisual work between the reason and the wild. Between nature and culture. [Full review in Spanish]
August 30, 2018
Relies more on the graphic of sex and violence than a convincing story and social statements that it constantly implies.
August 29, 2018
The source sets such a high bar for prose, that this solid adaptation can't help but fall short.
August 25, 2018
High-Rise may not be the greatest Ballard adaptation ever made, but it doesn't have to be: it stands on its own as a masterclass of the substance of style, and how stories told long ago can have often eerie, direct parallels in the future.
August 23, 2018
At times, the film lazily clashes images together for shock value, only to move on before addressing why it did so in the first place.
August 22, 2018
"High-Rise" is a highbrow genre art film that is ultimately unappealing. Its attempts at sophistication fall short and its story is too chaotic and laid out in a way that is incoherent.
August 22, 2018
Watching such sleek characters as Irons, Hiddleston and Sienna Miller, playing another resident, is a blast.
August 22, 2018
High Rise is not for the feint of heart, nor is contemplation of life in America under certain elitist regimes... those who are really angry with the way things are going in this country today just might find themselves identifying with it.
August 21, 2018
It really is an interesting piece of cinema for those who are willing to slog through the in-your-face statements about the state of the world.
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