Downtime

  • 15
  • Bharat Nalluri (1997)
  • UK / Fr
  • 86 min
Film Review
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1 out of 5

Two people from totally different backgrounds fall in love while trapped in a tower-block lift in director Bharat Nalluri's ludicrous romantic thriller. Even dafter than it sounds, this Newcastle-set fiasco switches between low-rent suspense (the dodgy lift sequences) and glib, socially aware drama (teenage thugs terrorising the neighbourhood) with absolutely no rhyme, reason or logic. No one acts sensibly in this dumb mix of Die Hard and Barbara Cartland, while the hostage crisis finale defies belief. This is British film-making at its absolute nadir.

Plot Summary

Romantic thriller starring Paul McGann, Susan Lynch and Tom Georgeson. In a Newcastle tower block whose inhabitants are terrorised by a teenage gang, a former police psychologist persuades a single mother not to jump to her death from the 21st floor.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rob
Paul McGann
Chrissy
Susan Lynch
Jimmy
Tom Georgeson
Mike
David Roper
Jan
Denise Bryson
Jake
Adam Johnston
Kevin
David Horsefield
Jacko
Stephen Graham

Crew

Director
Bharat Nalluri

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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