Genre : Thriller
Country : UK
Sheridan Smith : Becky
Jack O'Conell : Kurtis
James Nunn,Ronnie Thompson
Several months after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31
find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough
to be alive into a battle for survival.
Actually I expected a movie with lots of suspense and a somewhat sadistic overtone, but in terms of brutality it was quite disappointing. Things looked promising at the start with the presentation of all the tenants. A colorful companionship.
Becky (Sheridan Smith) is a typical English blonde that radiated an unprecedented sensitivity and eroticism the way she was walking around in that wife-beater (in which here female forms played an important role) and Kurtis (Jack O'Connell) was from the beginning an irritating brat but evolved into a starring role: hard, big mouth and sometimes surprisingly funny. Brilliant role in other words. The rest of the company was filler and cannon fodder.
The story on its own was dead simple and meaningless. A group of tenants who lived on the same floor and refused to leave the premises were gunned down one by one by a sniper. (An H & K Semi Automatic seems)
Sometimes it was pretty realistic, but most of the times it was only pitiful and you could clearly see that this was a low-budget
movie from the UK. The responses were sometimes downright ridiculous. For instance an occupant is blown away by a booby trap. First
there is horror and panic
about this situation. The next thing you see the victim simply being carried away with the blunt reply: We put him next to his girlfriend
Also the moment Kurtis gets a solid punch of Neville and a crushing kick in his Easter eggs by Becky, I was like : "Why didn't the dummies acted like that already sooner and taught that blackmailer a lesson". It was really amateurish.
Conclusion : a movie that, despite the lack of budget
My rating 5/10
, sometimes still entertains with funny conversations and some exciting situations
, but with an incredibly faint end
. Ephemeral entertainment
Links : IMDB
Labels: 5/10, Thriller