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TIFF 15 Review: High-Rise (2015) ★★★★★


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It’s always great pleasure seeing such movies where from the opening scene you’re thrown into strange atmosphere of weirdness, tempting and seductive world from where you don’t really want to come back, no matter how uncontrolled the environment is. But in the end when the film over, you will feel a strong feeling of appreciation towards the filmmaker for making his film, HIGH-RISE, in such an outstanding, tasteful, and remarkable way.

HIGH-RISE follows Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) who moves into a new building called High-Rise. But soon his life will advance from average to high after becoming part of insane parties full of sex, madness, fights and blood thrown by an architect, Mr. Royal (Jeremy Irons). But the question is, will the respectable and ambitious doctor lose his mind along with the other guests? Only time will answer the question… The time that will change everything for those who live in High-Rise.

Everything about Ben Wheatley`s movie is pure perfection. It has a beautiful, absolutely unforgettable score, fascinating and meantime dark photography that will make you go crazy along with its heroes, cinematography, and the performance. It will make you question whether the actors are pretending or it’s natural? All actors, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elizabeth Moss and James Purefoy deliver absolutely an out-of-the-world performance, showing what it means losing control over yourself.

In conclusion, HIGH-RISE is a beautifully crafted, masterfully directed film that will make you talk about it non-stop. From the beginning till the end, you will keep asking yourself how is it possible to pull out such a difficult concept into something that will almost make you run away from the screening. No one who appears in the movie seems rational, and that is the juiciest part of the film. And by the time when the movie gets over, you will sincerely hope that nobody got hurt during filming.

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About Ulkar Alakbarova (1027 Articles)
My name is Ulkar Alakbarova. A wonderful name, is it not? I come from the exotic land of Azerbaijan but now I live in the hub of Hollywood North – Toronto, Canada. How lucky I am to be able to enjoy and indulge in my favourite avocation of watching movies. Movies of every genre are screened here in Toronto. There are black and white classics, avant garde, independently produced, and of course, newly released movies for all to enjoy. Let me share this treasure of entertainment with you. Read my thoughts and opinions then let me know if you agree.

4 Comments on TIFF 15 Review: High-Rise (2015) ★★★★★

  1. Hi there. I enjoyed reading this review, but I must tell you about a typo here. As you probably know, many people are waiting for High Rise to go into general release. Most of those people are very big fans of actor Tom Hiddleston. That’s Hiddleston, not Huddleston. Spell his name right and LOTS more people will read your review. It’s guaranteed! (Welcome to Canada, too!)

  2. Hi there. I enjoyed reading this review, but I must tell you about a typo here. As you probably know, many people are waiting for High Rise to go into general release. Most of those people are very big fans of actor Tom Hiddleston. That’s Hiddleston, not Huddleston. Spell his name right and LOTS more people will read your review. It’s guaranteed! (Welcome to Canada, too!) Ooops! I see that his name IS correctly spelled in your tags, though.

  3. I wanted to modify my first post, not duplicate it. Sorry!

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