Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Tower Block (15)

Dir: James Nunn, Ronnie Thompson
Starring: Sheridan Smith, Russell Tovey, Jack O'Connell, Julie Graham, Montserrat Lombard.

The film revolves around the residents of the top floor of a tower block that is due for demolition, the start of the movie sees the brutal murder of a young teen in the corridor, and all the residents locking their doors and turning a blind eye. One resident leaves her flat and tries to help the young teen but gets beaten up for her trouble.
One morning a sniper starts shooting into the tower block killing residents and injuring others, the residents take cover in the hallway on the top floor and try to escape.

The premise of the movie is sound and is quite believable, tower blocks are seen as a breeding ground for violence, and people are scared of reprisal if they try to stop something. I found myself jumping out of my seat when the first shots broke out, as they came so unexpected. I found the movie to be quite unpredictable, with some movies you can guess who is going to wind up a victim, but a lot of the sequences came as an absolute surprise as well as some of the booby traps which I never expected.

The film (even though it is good) is slow to start at the beginning, as you are shown the seperate stories of each of the residents, and because there is quite an ensemble cast you do forget who is who.

Overall a great British movie, and I would recommend it if you like a whodunit.

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