Tower Block
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When Jimmy is brutally murdered by two hooded figures, Becky, Kurtis, Neville and the other residents of the Serenity House tower block are witnesses to the killing but, fearing retribution, are too scared to give detectives any information and the police investigation is going nowhere. One year later, someone has decided to take justice into their own hands. Picked off one by one, the tenants of Serenity House are under threat from a mystery sniper who has set deadly traps throughout the building. Unsure of why they have been targeted, the group undertake daring attempts to escape the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"Though suspension of disbelief is a pre-requisite, [this] is a rather gripping thriller..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Gritty and claustrophobic, this British horror-thriller holds our interest with well-played characters rather than the wobbly plotting."
‑ Rich Cline,
"The ending is a letdown but this is still a very promising debut from directors James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
""Guilty pleasure" is pushing it, but you might develop a certain guilty appreciation for the way this slab of breezeblock Brit-schlock goes about its ludicrously contrived business."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"An unusual, scuzzy setting for a thriller that delivers with brutal simplicity."
‑ Simon Crook, Empire Magazine
"It is an expertly crafted thriller with a mastery of tension-building techniques."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Contains some effective jolts and engaging characters. But after setting up the premise, it doesn't really have anywhere to go. Kind of like the characters themselves"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Tower Block doesn't rise high enough to match its ambitions."
‑ , Sun Online
"There are plenty of clichés, like lifts that don't work and a mysteriously disappearing phone signal. It's badly lit and rather grim, with far too many extreme close-ups."
‑ Roz Laws, Birmingham Post
"The action and anxiety are believable, the violence sudden and the performances - especially those of Sheridan Smith as an East End Sarah Connor and Jack O'Connell as a thug-come-good - are strong."
‑ Jamie Graham, Total Film
"Thanks to the muddled plot motivations Tower Block really struggles in the final third."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"The film is efficiently made and more realist than some of its ilk, in that the desperate inhabitants seem credible. What it lacks is directorial flair."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"It's not a bad idea for a movie, but what we get is undercooked, with poor logic and even poorer pacing conspiring to prevent any much-needed tension to build."
‑ Phelim O'Neill, Guardian
"Entertaining, well written thriller enlivened by strong performances from a superb cast and a decent amount of shocks, though it's slightly let down by a disappointing finale."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
"a tense siege thriller that uses its genre trappings to expose a blighted, beleaguered underclass of the here and now... Tower Block, however, is eventually undone by its own gravity, coming back down to ground level with a decidedly tepid ending."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
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