High-Rise review

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Tom Hiddleston stars as Dr. Laing, resident in a high-tech skyscraper which places him amongst the upper class. Life seems like paradise. But, as building flaws emerge the social strata begins to crumble and the building descends into a class war. –Amazon

Some very disappointing stuff in this movie. It has all the elements of a great film, but somehow threw them all over the place in the most random order possible, with some major pacing, story elements and design issues that make no sense to me at all. Hiddleston is supposed to be playing a character that’s lower/middle class that somehow gets elevated to the upper class. There’s violence, tall buildings, parties, Jeremy Irons, sex, rape, murder, and all sorts of pandemonium that unfortunately seemed more for titillation than for story telling. I was hoping for a “Mad Max / The Raid” type of movie and got something less than either of those movies ever sunk to. Skip it unless you want to see Hiddleston nakes, which was actually worth the price of admission for me ?

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    I’ve heard similarly bad things about this movie, so despite the presence of Mr Hiddlestone (naked or otherwise) I’ll give it a miss.