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...