Saturday, April 30, 2016
High-Rise Theatrical Feature Film Review
I saw High-Rise today at a private advanced screening. I really liked it, but there seemed to be a moment where the film jumps ahead of itself because the depravity, class warfare and anarchy that develops within the tower seems to escalate from zero to one hundred almost out of the blue when the film clearly states the action occurs over the course of three months. Maybe the novel it is based on by J. G. Ballard fills the transition in better. I really liked the movie though I think this is an acquired taste and will not please everyone's palette. Definitely not a family film so make sure the kids are properly being watched after before you sneak away to view this. In some ways the High-Rise is reminiscent of Snowpiercer, but a lot edgier.