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Tower Block Reviews

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August 18, 2013
Though suspension of disbelief is a pre-requisite, [this] is a rather gripping thriller...
July 10, 2013
It is an expertly crafted thriller with a mastery of tension-building techniques.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 30, 2012
Thanks to the muddled plot motivations Tower Block really struggles in the final third.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 25, 2012
Gritty and claustrophobic, this British horror-thriller holds our interest with well-played characters rather than the wobbly plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2012
Contains some effective jolts and engaging characters. But after setting up the premise, it doesn't really have anywhere to go. Kind of like the characters themselves
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 21, 2012
The film is efficiently made and more realist than some of its ilk, in that the desperate inhabitants seem credible. What it lacks is directorial flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 21, 2012
The ending is a letdown but this is still a very promising debut from directors James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson.
September 20, 2012
Tower Block doesn't rise high enough to match its ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2012
It's not a bad idea for a movie, but what we get is undercooked, with poor logic and even poorer pacing conspiring to prevent any much-needed tension to build.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2012
"Guilty pleasure" is pushing it, but you might develop a certain guilty appreciation for the way this slab of breezeblock Brit-schlock goes about its ludicrously contrived business.
September 19, 2012
There are plenty of clichés, like lifts that don't work and a mysteriously disappearing phone signal. It's badly lit and rather grim, with far too many extreme close-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2012
Entertaining, well written thriller enlivened by strong performances from a superb cast and a decent amount of shocks, though it's slightly let down by a disappointing finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2012
An unusual, scuzzy setting for a thriller that delivers with brutal simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 11, 2012
The action and anxiety are believable, the violence sudden and the performances - especially those of Sheridan Smith as an East End Sarah Connor and Jack O'Connell as a thug-come-good - are strong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2012
a tense siege thriller that uses its genre trappings to expose a blighted, beleaguered underclass of the here and now... Tower Block, however, is eventually undone by its own gravity, coming back down to ground level with a decidedly tepid ending.
August 30, 2012
The interesting premise is undermined at every turn by idiotic characters and overwhelming contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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