DVD - 2016
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Dr. Laing is the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD HIGH-RI
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned


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Feb 15, 2018

Other comments were try to understand this movie?Why bother total trash,0stars.Waste of Tom Hiddleston's acting ability.

Dec 31, 2017

Couldn’t even be bothered to attempt to analyze the symbolism in this waste of time movie.

LoganLib_Kirra Nov 08, 2017

Try to understand High-Rise and you will probably drive yourself mad! This movie is adapted from a novel about a high-rise complex that descends quickly into chaos with disturbing consequences. This movie is filled with excellent, well-known actors and they each bring their own star-power to this confusing, artistic film.

Oct 28, 2017


Sep 28, 2017

This is definitely an art-house piece, as I don't understand the reasons for some of the scenes. The film depicts a dysfunctional society encapsulated in a high-rise apartment building. Many problems are depicted in an over-the-top fashion. A promising framework which was unfortunately poorly crafted and delivered.

Sep 17, 2017

I think this film may be fruitfully viewed as a not-too-veiled allegory about the dangers inherent in the great inequalities of wealth in Western society. Life in the high-rise bespeaks a culture of decadence, infrastructural decay, and an economic system that rewards profit-making ahead of quality production. It also echoes some of the themes in the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's "Fight Club".

Aug 04, 2017

I haven't disliked a movie this much in a long time. Confusing, unpleasant and above all boring. Instead of watching this movie I recommend: watching any other movie.

Jul 14, 2017

Pure torture to watch. Finished to the end hoping it would improve. No such luck. Skip this movie, not worth your time.

Jul 04, 2017

2 hours your never going to get back.
Read all the negative comments.
It's even Worse.
The trailer made it look like Snow Peircer in a High Rise.
So miss leading.
Just a big mess that dosen't work.

LPL_TraciB Jun 24, 2017

The expertly crafted cinematic interpretation of JG Ballard's masterpiece of transgressive surrealism from the fearless and visionary director Ben Wheatley. Decidedly not for the squeamish or viewers inclined to interpret literally, but this film can be a genuine marvel for fans of Black Mirror, Lord of the Flies, David Cronenberg, David Lynch, or the written works of Ballard.

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Apr 19, 2017

violent murders, nudity, sex, mixed in with a few scenes of critical thinking (not much of that).
The plot is a mess. I am reminded of how Fight Club (Brad Pitt, Ed Norton) did this type of movie before, but coherently.

Nov 09, 2016

Annotation excerpt from High Rise novel:

"High Rise" centers around four major characters: Dr. Robert Laing, an instructor at a local medical school, Richard Wilder, a television documentary producer, Anthony Royal, an architect, and the high rise building all three live in with 2,000 other people. Throughout the story, Ballard switches back and forth between these three people, recording their thoughts and actions as they live their lives in the new high-rise apartment building. Ballard made sure to pick three separate people living on different floors of the forty floor building: Laing lives on the twenty fifth floor, Wilder lives on the second floor, and Royal lives in a penthouse on the fortieth floor (befitting his status as the designer of the building). Where you live in this structure will soon take on an importance beyond life itself. At the beginning of the story, most of the people living in the building get along quite well. There are the usual nitpicky problems one would expect when 2,000 people are jammed together, but overall people move freely from the top to the bottom floors. A person living on the bottom floors can easily go to the observation deck on the top of the building to enjoy the view, or shop at the two banks of stores on the tenth and thirty-fifth floors. Children swim and play in the pools and playgrounds throughout the high rise without any interference. Despite the fact that well to do people live in the building, with celebrities and executives on the top floors, middle-class people on the middle floors, and airline pilots and the like on the bottom ten floors, everyone gets along reasonably well-at first. Then things change. The gossip level increases among the residents, and parties held on different floors start to exclude people from other areas.


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