Level Up


Level Up (2016)



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A deadbeat gamer's girlfriend is kidnapped. Her kidnappers lock a mysterious vest on his body and keep in contact with him by phone, issuing increasingly ludicrous and dangerous challenges he must complete to keep her alive and forcing him to fight his way across London. When he discovers who kidnapped her and why, he learns he is part of a game far larger than himself - and the stakes of the game are very high.

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William Houston
as The Businessman
Sam Fava
as Teenager on Train
Pamela Binns
as Old Lady
Rina Takasaki
as Karaoke Receptionist
Paul Reynolds
as Taxi Driver
Manpreet Bachu
as Curry Burger Assistant
Oliver Jackson
as Spray Man
Craig Rogan
as Running Man
Jack Fox
as Steve
Steve Varnom
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for Level Up

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Though its take-away impact may be flimsy, "Level Up" does suggest that Randall ... has the facility and confidence to handle more substantial material, as well as a bigger budget.

Aug 29, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

While the film's premise feels all too familiar, its extensive use of well-chosen London locations invests it with a gritty atmospheric flavor.

Aug 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Unlovely and uninvolving, "Level Up" is a running-man cocktail of brutality spiked with low-level humor.

Aug 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Manages to be intriguing in spite of its predictability.

Aug 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Level Up is one of those great ideas that makes a pretty OK movie at best, even if it isn't "Game Over" status.

Sep 20, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Level Up has a ton of potential, but the filmmakers don't rise to the challenge of embracing its wondrous possibilities.

Aug 26, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Level Up

Grand Theft Auto is one bigtime vidgame dream where you can follow some writer's storyline or, better yet, verge away and wander the game to do your own thing. What if some moviemaking game players somewhere had a thought of their own? Something along the lines of: "what if some anonymous bad guy types took some innocent gamer types and put them into game-like situations? We'd combine movies with game play! It would be sooooo kewl!" Well that's kinda what happened here, only it's not as kewl as planned, or hoped. It does kinda work as a unintentional advert for Grand Theft though.

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