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High-Rise
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High-Rise (2016)

Suspense Drama
119 min.
Release Date
May 13, 2016 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
August 2, 2016 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
119 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content/graphic nudity, language and some drug use

A big screen adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel "High-Rise." "High-Rise" centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.

Enter Robert Laing (Hiddleston), a young doctor seduced by the high-rise and its creator, the visionary architect Anthony Royal (Irons). Laing... Full synopsis »

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Alluring yet only ever mildly entertaining, High-Rise takes a satirical look at class warfare and the disturbing and absurd things that happen in a building literally divided by classes—with the richest people on the top floors, the poorer down below. The movie’s smart screenplay itself will appeal to a certain class—critics, cinephiles and others in search of a different breed of movie—while most will shrug and move on, pushing it from their memory forever. Full movie review »
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