Tower Block

Tower Block

James Nunn (2012)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The top-floor residents of a derelict East End tower block come under attack from a psycho sniper in this riveting splatter thriller from debuting directors James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson. With the lifts booby-trapped and the exits obstructed, the mysterious killer has thought of every last detail to divide and conquer the panic-stricken sitting targets. Although the hoodie horror opening proves off-putting, once the well-choreographed shocks fall into place, and the eerily run-down interiors come into their own, nothing stops the gory action building into a perfectly formed nail-biter. Aiding the nerve-jangling cause enormously are Sheridan Smith, as the Sigourney Weaver-like accidental heroine, and Jack O'Connell (Starred Up, '71), who genially sends up his hardman persona. Yes, the maniac's motive barely passes muster and, yes, the stretched budget sometimes shows, but it still makes for a high-tension ride full of smart twists and turns.


The last remaining residents of a soon-to-be-demolished tower block prepare to leave, only to find all the ways out of the building have been cut off and a mysterious sniper is watching their every move, waiting to gun them down. They find that not only is the building booby-trapped with deadly devices, but also that some of their number are not as innocent as they seem. Thriller, starring Sheridan Smith, Jack O'Connell, Russell Tovey and Ralph Brown.

Cast & Crew

Becky Sheridan Smith
Kurtis Jack O'Connell
Paul Russell Tovey
Neville Ralph Brown
Jenny Montserrat Lombard
DC Devlin Steven Cree
Gary Nabil Elouahabi
Violet Jill Baker
Director James Nunn
Director Ronnie Thompson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray