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Tower Block [Blu-ray] [2012]

Sheridan Smith , Jack O'Connell , James Nunn    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sheridan Smith, Jack O'Connell, Russell Tovey
  • Directors: James Nunn
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Feb 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00959PUIE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,251 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

One tower block. Fifteen tenants. One sniper.

Someone is picking off the last remaining occupants of a tower block, using a high powered, silenced rifle. Nobody else has heard the shots, and no help is coming. If the terrified victims can't figure out how to escape, they're all going to be killed, one by one.

With career-defining performances from Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell, Russell Tovey, Kano and Ralph Brown, this fantastically gripping British thriller is a movie not to be missed.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A young man is chased by two thugs in the titular building and killed.

Moving on a few months, the tower block is closing and the only residents that are left are in the top floor, and would you believe it? Some dirty rotter starts taking pot shots at them.

And they are really good, because they only have to stick their head or hand up near the window and its instant death....

Despite the fact that the premise is a bit silly, and all they had to do was to stay on the other side of the tower block, this film is a solid thriller, with great performances from Smith and O'Connell.

But a lot of work could have been done on the characters. We have all the generic parts you would expect from a movie.

The two Gangsters who may or may not have a secret.

The husband and wife who have been there for years.

A mother and child, who have just lost the man in their life.

The girl who everyone thinks is scum, but really has a heart of gold.

The lad who fancies the above.

And the hard man who everyone hates/fears, but comes good at the end.

And its if they all pick a ticket with a number on to see who gets offed first. If you take plausibility and throw it out of the window, its a good 90 minutes of no brain, tense action.

Its a shame it didn't get a wider release, but released so soon after The Raid, and Attack the Block, people must have had council flat fatigue...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great british thriller ! 24 Feb 2013
This one very good british thriller which will have you nervous about drawing your curtains for a few days after..The scary thing also is this could happen in real life.It's a violent thriller and if violence towards women disturbs you then will grimace at parts of this.It has plenty of tense atmosphere to boot.And a great twist in the tail..Very good viewing and we should be proud of our indie film makers.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TOWER BLOCK. under the radar and under siege 20 Feb 2013
The residents of a block of council flats are being picked off by a sniper. Is it punishment for the death of a youngster or are they being menaced by a property development company that wants them out. Tower Block is a short and snappy British thriller staring Sheridan Smith, Jack O'Connell and Ralph "I invented it in Camberwell and it is shaped like a carrot" Brown.

One of the interesting things that has happened in films since the 2008 financial collapse is the way a number of genre movies have responded by social downscaling. Where once high rise living spelt yuppies in peril and a metaphor for terrorism, it is now the working and none working poor who are penned into an enclosed environment facing violent external and internal forces underpinned by a subtext of sociopolitical disenfranchisement. Though inevitably compared to Attack The Block, Tower Block is more like a reversal of The Raid and Dredd. In those films the set up is used to depict a violent war between cops and crooks that reduces the residents to cannon fodder. In this one the killer is an unseen military precise sniper who renders every glimpse of daylight potentially lethal. As a film it works pretty well as long as you don't over analyse the specifics of the situation its characters are facing. The violence whilst not that graphic is sudden and tense and the low budget is used to good effect. Personally, I had no problem with Sheridan Smith as the lead or O'Connell as her thuggish foil, but found the other famous small screen faces a little distracting.

The DVD is in widscreen and includes a behind the scenes featurette
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of originality! 23 Feb 2013
Tower Block is a great advert for Brit flicks. After a seemingly endless stream of inferior Lock Stock rip offs by Brit filmmakers we're finally getting some original ideas again. Attack The Block was a great example and more recently Cockneys vs Zombies. Tower Block continues this trend by embracing its small budget in the same way that John Carpenter did back in the day with films like Assault on Precinct 13 and Prince of Darkness. Setting almost the entire film in the confines of a grimy Tower Block means that more effort is put into plot, character development and pacing rather than showy scenery.
The setting gives the film a claustrophobic feel because once the sniper starts shooting there's nowhere for the characters to go. They do of course make a few efforts to escape, only to find the killer is always one step ahead of them. This offers up some of the best surprises in the film.
The performances of the cast are convincing too, thanks in no small part to a decent script. Sheridan Smith holds the film together well with a strong central performance, ably supported by Jack O'Connell and Del Preston from Wayne's World (apparently his real name is Ralph Brown, but he'll always be Del Preston to me!).
Tower Block could have been a one trick movie that ran out of steam after half an hour, but fortunately it has enough surprises to keep the viewer gripped for the full 90 minutes. And unlike many films from this genre you can never be quite sure who will survive and who will get killed. Great stuff.
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1.0 out of 5 stars one to miss 3 July 2014
a boring,unreal film one not to watch
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 19 Jun 2014
really good film loved it has it all humour action jack lol great quality perfect condition a must see for sure
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant thriller
Really good film, really enjoyed. Made me a little bit jumpy for a couple of nights. Sheridan Smith was fab as usual. Read more
Published 2 months ago by MRS P COATES
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
enjoyed watching this film, I enjoy watching Sheridan Smith, great actress I have seen her in many films. Worth buying
Published 2 months ago by Annie
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the worst film ever........but.
I almost fully agree with the review by Sam Kennell, I have seen worse films but not many. The start is quite promising with a chase through a high rise block and the start of the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. A. Watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars great
amazing story my daughter tells me
she was happy with it
enjoyed the story
kept her quiet
for a while as she is a fan of jack o connell
Published 2 months ago by KEN
1.0 out of 5 stars total rubbish
Surly this has to be one of the worst films ever made, absloutly ridiculous storyline and terrible acting, avoid like the plague if you have any common sense!
Published 3 months ago by sam kennell
2.0 out of 5 stars Awful !!
I think that this film probably cost next to nothing to produce. What a terrible and boring film, DO NOT buy it or even bother to waste electricity running the TV and DVD machine.
Published 3 months ago by Malc Dews
4.0 out of 5 stars Its chavs vs a looney nut job in an ace Brit thriller aka British...
From the supremely nasty opener to the impressive close this film never lets up. Violent? Oh, yes! Torture porn? Hell no. Read more
Published 4 months ago by BigAl82
1.0 out of 5 stars worse film have seen
This has to be the worst film i have ever seen worse purchase ever the film was so pointless rubbish
Published 6 months ago by MRS TRACEY WYLLIE
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a watch
Plenty going on in the film but does get a bit boring as you can guess whats coming next.
OK to watch if there is nothing else on
Published 6 months ago by silverfox
5.0 out of 5 stars Towerblock
Towerblock was action packed and some parts comical i would recommend it to anyone it is similar to assault on precinct 13.
Published 6 months ago by Joe
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