Watch: High-Rise 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms..
Plot: Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.
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I think I must be too stupid to appreciate it fully.
_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
**A dystopian-thriller-drama in a retro effect.**
A new British dystopian-drama sets in a single 40 storey building revolving around the people who resides there. It was based on the novel of the same name which has a great cast and a decently made film. But it is kind of a 50-50 to me, mostly I enjoyed with a little disappointment in some parts. First of all I did not know anything about the film, so surprised with its development, especially when it reached its midway I realised the theme. The setting was great, and well performed by all, particularly the Tom Hiddleton which is very rare to see him in a lead role.
It was the story of a doctor who moved to his new residency in a high-rise tower and tries to blend in with the others. But as the world is falling apart by the collapse of the society and civilisation, his tower block as well affected very seriously of all kinds of supplies where he confronts various threats from its people. The remaining story concentrates where it is going to end and how with some high and low moments.
Occasionally, the narration takes us outside the building, but it does not stay there long enough. At present there are many dystopian films are made, especially for teens, so this is really good and gives the 70s and 80s kind of effect, despite technologically it resembles the current world. Not many people who watched it liked it, so did I. It was not that bad, but the story was not appealing to the 2016 audience, where so many hi-tech films hitting the screen in dystopian theme. From that perspective, it is good we have here a different kind, but not enough. It would have become one of the classic cult if it was made in the 80s or should have been updated thoroughly for making it today.
Style, performances, cinematography, and observations.
There is some intense hatred for High-Rise, which I think comes from people expecting something very different to what they found. So I’m going to try and tell you what to expect without any spoilers.
A lot of people will find this movie hard to relate to because it has anti-heroes and is driven by concept rather than character – its pacing is guided more by the ideas it wishes you to consider than the emotions it wants you to experience. Another swathe of viewers will be put off because it offends their politics, and sociology and politics are at the core of this movie. Ballard made some observations about human nature, the which Jump and Wheatley relate to the politics of their own generation. The majority of High-Rise’s observations are pessimistic to say the least; those overly sensitive to the observations’ bleakness, or who can’t relate to their context may not find much here.
But if you can immerse yourself into the film’s style, enjoy the outstanding performances and cinematography, and enjoy decrypting J.G.Ballard’s metaphors through Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump’s lens, there is a lot here for you.
My only gripes are 1) that it didn’t show at any cinemas within a reasonable distance from me, and 2) having Abba stuck in my head (although vastly reinvented versions appear in the movie, it is the original song which burrows into my ear like a parasitic worm).
Life for the residents of a tower begins to run out of control.
High-Rise is the adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel, directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing. I didn’t really know what to expect from this movie, as I did not read the book, so I came at it from a fresh perspective. This film is a quasi-period piece, which is not completely irrelevant to a Britain in which buy-to-let apartment block exist. It is a blank, affectless world with a certain type of sci-fi and satirical Englishness. This tale is quite a bizarre, sleek, seedy and mad spectacle.
If Jeremy Iron’s roles in Dead Ringer and M.Butterfly provide a roundabout link to Cronenberg, so does a med-school scene where the skin of a cadaver’s head is peeled away in a kind of metaphor for society’s thin surface. That and his wife parading around like some postmodern Marie Antoinette, on a horse. In fact, the core cast is brilliant. Tom Hiddleston is terrifically nonchalant, giving a great performance as the lead character: dry and self-possessed. A charming and charismatic performance with a hint of internal sadness. Plus, Miller makes bright work of Charlotte.
Mark Tildesley’s lavish production design ranges from mouldering fruit bowls to posh parties decadent enough to cause a French Revolution. Decadence, despair and violence are all around, in a kind of ongoing erotic catastrophe. The screenwriters played out this scenario as a retro-futuristic sci-fi allegory – Ballard was writing the near-future in the mid-70s: Wheatley and Jump smartly stick with a period they know well. I loved the film’s refusal of “normal” storytelling, bold visual style with these gorgeous shots and vibrant colours. Combined with the editing, shots have a dream- like surreal quality, a colourful beginning contrasted by the end with a dark shadow feeling.
The soundtrack was great, there is two scenes especially where there’s this string quartet playing an ABBA song and later on it gets remix, it was probably one of my favourite scenes – as well as this very interesting naked scene on the balcony that might also be of some interest to some of you. Finally, for some High-Rise could be frustrating and the specific references to Margaret Thatcher era doesn’t quite work as a whole.
Overall, High-Rise has a vibe of “you want to look away but you really can’t”. This film is an excellent allegory for society, it lingers in the mind with some strong visuals, good soundtrack and more than decent acting.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Ben Wheatley
Writer Amy Jump, J.G. Ballard
Actors Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller
Country United Kingdom, Belgium
Awards 6 wins & 14 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format DCP (Digital Cinema Package DCP)