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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of fights
Unusual but great, trapped in a building and the only way out is on the top floor, now that sounds easy just catch a elevator and your there, well not quite as there are a few objects that get in your way. A couple of knives and guns that are carried by an army of gangland clowns, you know the type a dime a dozen, the fighting is fantastic but too over done. The thrills...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Should have moved to the other side of the building...
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...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Should have moved to the other side of the building..., 14 Nov. 2013
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of fights, 17 Aug. 2014
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Unusual but great, trapped in a building and the only way out is on the top floor, now that sounds easy just catch a elevator and your there, well not quite as there are a few objects that get in your way. A couple of knives and guns that are carried by an army of gangland clowns, you know the type a dime a dozen, the fighting is fantastic but too over done. The thrills are involved plus a few twist and turns that are thrown in to keep the fast pace of the movie going. So there is more than that, so it's for you to find out about, suspense with a mixture of cops and baddies and on every floor gets a bit rough so I rated this an A grade for trying and with a bit of luck will sit back next time for a little bit less action and more story. Actors performed extra well and story not to bad but could have been better, only my outlook so now it's your turn to find out more, gather up the popcorn plus the movie find your favourite chair and try to relax with your feet up and get on with the marvellous entertainment waiting to be played. Enjoy!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tower Block, 12 Aug. 2014
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Naomi_B (southport,england) - See all my reviews
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To be fair and to start off ....I went into this movie knowing little about it but after seeing the Excellent 'The Raid' and the fun 'Dredd' I thought it may be similar... it isn't but that's not to say its necessarily a bad thing. Whereas the other two apartment building films were action orientated, Tower Block is a thriller focusing on a top floor block of tenants that for some reason are being picked off by a sniper with a grudge. It's certainly a decent british thriller, for me it was a little slow, with very few redeemable characters that you cared much for as to whether they got shot or not. Sheridan Smith does however play the forced heroine of the day and she does a good job of action heroine. For me I feel that the lack of sympathy towards the characters meant that I had little invested interest in the outcome so I'd say the film although well made lacked in character charisma.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Directed by 'Ronnie Thompson'....One to watch!!!, 30 Mar. 2013
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During the last few years there has been a spate of similar Thriller movies in abundance. Some good, some indifferent, and a couple, downright crap.

Maybe directors and producers should learn from this movie because THIS is how raw thriller movies should be made.

Ronnie Thompson's directing debut, he is one to watch if you are a fan of these films being made how they should be - intense!!

The remainder of residence on the top floor of a tall building in London witness a killing and remain tight lipped, this back fires!! Unaware that one morning all the residence will have a surprise they could have never expected in their worst nightmares.. Then it becomes a race against time to rescue the remaining few and see the forming of united survivors from prior enemies.

There are many fine actors in this movie, some of them legends in their own right.

You will love this film whether you are British or other, it travels well. We should of course support British movies, and spread the word, especially when they are this strong.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great british thriller !, 24 Feb. 2013
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A KERSHAW (Horsham, West sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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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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11 of 14 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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5.0 out of 5 stars On The Top Floor Of A Tower Block, 19 May 2015
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If you're a 'conspiracy theorist' then the end results of this film will add to your suspicions on the reality of 'unsolved crime' and the reality of 'graffiti art' - that it's always 'in-house' - someone that has easy access.
When Tower Blocks were first built 'nice families' were placed in them. Problem families came later, when the 'nice families' moved out.
The film shows a great mix of families being stuck on the top floor with a serial killer on the loose - a killer who has targeted the families on that top floor.
The language of the films is both normal English and 'street' English.

Thank You!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brit Siege Thriller that will have you gripped, 20 Feb. 2013
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Tommy Dooley (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This is an independent Brit thriller and it is actually rather good. The plot is we have a crime infested tower block in what looks like a sink hole in London; it is the sort of place where everything smells of urine and the lifts about as reliable as an African dictatorships human rights record. Then one night a teenager is dragged down the hallways to be kicked to death. When the police try to investigate no-one has seen or heard a thing.

The council have decided to knock it down and let developers move in, but the residents on the top floor are yet to be re-housed. They are a dysfunctional lot with Kurtis (Jack O'Connell - `Skins') running a sort of protection racket. Then one morning as they awaken to a new day, a sniper starts to kill the residents and he means to take absolutely no prisoners. The surviving people realise they are going to have to come together to survive, the question is how?

This also stars Sheridan Smith as Becky (`Gavin and Stacey') and she is actually both good as a character and has a good screen presence. We also have Paul the alcoholic, nice guy Russell Tovey (`Him and Her') who gets the role down to pat. This is a small budget but it does not always show, as the block is run down anyway and most of the action takes place in the confines of the building. There is genuine tension and I was hooked from early on.

I thought this was going to be a siege type film along the lines of `Assault on precinct 13' or something like that, but this is actually darker as they just do not know why they are being targeted. Directors James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson have crafted a really well made film that will hopefully get a lot more attention than it has so far received and is something they should be proud of.
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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
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 19 Jun. 2014
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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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