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  • Summary: Five married friends conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city—a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one ofFive married friends conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city—a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jan 30, 2015
    50
    It all sort of comes apart in an orgy of clumsy over-explanation that doesn’t truly explain anything. But the quintet is well-cast.
  2. Reviewed by: Katie Rife
    Jan 30, 2015
    42
    Besides being an early contender for the worst date movie of 2015, The Loft is a film that can’t decide what it wants. It’s a male fantasy, and a cautionary tale. It’s sleazy in concept, and timid in execution.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Feb 1, 2015
    40
    The five leads earn kudos for their ability to come across as something approaching credible.
  4. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Feb 3, 2015
    30
    The Loft's boorish leads aren't sensible enough to be worth caring about, making the film's character-driven conclusion feel like a self-defeating cop-out.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Feb 2, 2015
    25
    There’s no redeeming this softcore nonsense, which plays like a script that “Storage Wars” stumbled across in Joe Eszterhas’s old locker.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Sobczynski
    Jan 30, 2015
    25
    This long-delayed would-be erotic thriller is a shabby bore that promises viewers any number of kinky thrills and then proceeds to deflate those expectations.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jan 30, 2015
    0
    All the men's wives are shrews, prigs or doormats; all the conquests doe-eyed blonds with sucked-in cheeks. All the dialogue is as witty as this exchange: "You're a sick f---!" "No, you're a sick f---!" They're all sick f---s, frankly, and the actors are dreadful while playing them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jan 31, 2015
    10
    Everyone seems to hate this movie and I can kind of understand why but to me this was a cool, sexy, twisty and entertaining thriller. I doEveryone seems to hate this movie and I can kind of understand why but to me this was a cool, sexy, twisty and entertaining thriller. I do actually genuinely like this movie. The plot follows five married guys who invest in a loft so they can take their mistresses their and then one day they walk in and find a dead body and they must find out who did it. now none of these characters are necessarily likable but the performances behind them are pretty good. Karl Urban is great as per-usual, James Marsden is a stand out and gives the best performance in the entire movie, Matthias Schoenaerts is also very good reprising his role from the Belgium film, Eric Stonestreet is serviceable to his role but not really all that good and Wentworth Miller is just plain awful and awkward in his role. Rachel Taylor is quite surprisingly good as one of the mistresses and Isabel Lucas is really hot (she sheds a lot of skin and it is kind of awesome) and has definitely improved on her acting skills. While the film is very confusing and takes a little too many twists here and there, I did enjoy the unraveling and the motives, it kept me guessing until the end. My biggest issue with the movie is its ending it just felt a little too nice for how dark and serious the movie is. In the end I found this to be a very entertaining movie that I would go back and watch again because of its ensemble and its fun plot. I know it has a 0% on rotten tomatoes and everyone seems to be hating it but I really like and I give "The Loft" an A-. It is now in my list of guilty movie pleasures and underappreciated movies.

    Grade: A-
    Rated R, 104 min. Open Road Films
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  2. Feb 2, 2015
    9
    I completely disagree with the American press. This movie is phenomenal! It’s about 5 guys sharing a loft where they can bring theirI completely disagree with the American press. This movie is phenomenal! It’s about 5 guys sharing a loft where they can bring their mistresses and eventually end up involved in an investigation that could land them all in jail. The movie has a very strong story that underlines the plot where it is going. This genre of erotic thriller is difficult in some parts of America. That is why the Belgian Director Erik Van Looy decided not to organize a press vision in advance. Perhaps he should just have done that given their pulverizing and ridicilous reviews. Apparently the American press has less difficulty with someone shooting forty men down than with five men who cheat!! The theme of premeditated adultery caused bad blood with the US press. That five adult males take a loft to jointly deceive their wives sometimes could shoot down the wrong way at the puritanical Americans, Van Looy had expected. But the press reviews are so over the top that they cannot be taken seriously because they prefer to pretend as if adultery does not exist. Just go look it up in theaters or bluray and decide for yourself! Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2015
    7
    "The Loft got terrible reviews, it has a very rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes so it interested me even more and i had to go watch it. So was it"The Loft got terrible reviews, it has a very rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes so it interested me even more and i had to go watch it. So was it really that BAD?!? No it actually wasn't, at least for me. The acting is OK it's definitely not Oscar worthy and it's also not terrible. I thought Wentworth Miller was pretty decent, why people are calling him the worst actor in the movie is beyond me, if anything every actor was on par with each other. The film has so many plot twists and it gets annoying after a while, I could have done with one less twist. The way the story is told is in present tense as well as flashbacks between the present scenes and it's OK, but it could have been told better. There is some comedy relief mostly done by Eric Stonestreet also known as the fat guy from Modern Family. The movie had some potential but it kinda missed the mark, you wanna see how everything plays out but you also don't really care for any of the guys because they're all D-bags. Also I didn't buy that all 5 of them were friends. The movie would have been better had they added a thriller sense to it or just more suspense! I did enjoy it nonetheless, it did interest me and i honestly wasn't bored with it at all! Idk why critics tore this one apart, sometimes they just like doing that. If people can find enjoyment in movies like Tammy, Ouija and Transformers 4, why can't I somewhat enjoy this one ?! I'm giving The Loft a 6.5/10 it has its moments, but you're left thinking it could have been WAY better. Also I didn't like the ending. Is it worth watching at a theater? ehh, no not exactly. I don't regret it, but I also wouldn't say it's a must see at the theater lol. It's worth watching at least once, like a rental you'll either like it or not. I did like it but i know it had many flaws! I'll probably get it on bluray." DON'T LISTEN TO CRITICS ON THIS ONE! Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2015
    6
    Infidelity burns, friends might not be there to share the heat. The concept of having a getaway place to fornicate is enticing, if one isInfidelity burns, friends might not be there to share the heat. The concept of having a getaway place to fornicate is enticing, if one is seriously considering such sexual mischief The Loft serves as a guide of what should not be done. Boasting good cast and decent drama thriller, the film has pretty interesting twists and turns. However, the use of multi-perspective in varied timelines is occasionally as messy as the portrayed adulterous acts.

    One woman is found dead in an apartment which turns out to be clandestine rendezvous point for five married men. The resulting roller-coaster ride takes the plot shifting constantly between past and present. It also chains together the individual story of each men, as well as their confessions with the police, resulting in many subplots. It's an ambitious undertaking, which the film is barely able to pull off.

    The film method of transition is choppy. Not to mention it needs to reveal important information just at the right time, so expect backtrack aplenty. With many characters to portray, the movie sometimes veers from the mystery and rehearses overly dramatic secret lovers or scheming friends premise. Fortunately, its layered narrative pays off with good plot twists along the way, even though the journey there can be exhausting.

    With good line up consisting Karl Urban, Wentworth Miller and James Marsden, the acting is decent. They do their best despite the characters beings sociopaths, pathological liars or immoral jerks at best. It's very hard to identify with them as they can be ridiculously conniving, near the level of obsession. Emotionally detached is an understatement.

    The Loft does have good cinematography and crisp design, so its visual matches the big screen, although somehow it reminds me of TV crime drama series. It offers a degree of entertainment with adequate suspense and thrill.

    A word to the wise: Best friends should never move in together, or share one apartment for promiscuous purpose.
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  5. Jan 30, 2015
    6
    Five married men enjoy sharing a beautiful apartment for their trysts, until a woman turns up handcuffed to the bed and dead. This is aFive married men enjoy sharing a beautiful apartment for their trysts, until a woman turns up handcuffed to the bed and dead. This is a classic whodunit with flashbacks to lay out the clues and every character having a motive. The plot keeps you guessing, but the suspicious glances, sometimes portentous dialogue and the director's stylistic flourishes get in the way of any tension. On the positive side, the movie's got an attractive, able cast and a high-end look. If you don't delve too deeply and appreciate this film as a crime puzzle you might enjoy trying to put the pieces together. Expand
  6. Apr 12, 2015
    6
    این روزها انقدر فیلم بد میبینم که این توش خیلی خوب بنظرم اومد .شاید هم داشتن خونه مجردی که همیشه با دوستام حرفشو میزنیم باعث این علاقه شده !این روزها انقدر فیلم بد میبینم که این توش خیلی خوب بنظرم اومد .شاید هم داشتن خونه مجردی که همیشه با دوستام حرفشو میزنیم باعث این علاقه شده !
  7. Feb 6, 2015
    0
    Yuck! Not even worth the trouble of writing a review. Sickening. Boring. Dumb.
    Yuck! Not even worth the trouble of writing a review.
    Yuck! Not even worth the trouble of writing a review. Sickening. Boring. Dumb.
    Yuck! Not even worth the trouble of writing a review. Sickening. Boring. Dumb.
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