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The Loft: Movie Review

Big actors with bad acting

The Loft is a psychological thriller about five married men who secretly share a downtown penthouse where they cheat on their wives. One morning they find a dead women in the bed of their loft that no one seems to know. They start to suspect each other, because only they had access to the loft. Then they start to suspect they are being set up, but by who? The movie starts at the end and continues with a series of flashbacks from the first day they get their loft, until the day before they find the women.

It was an interesting way to tell the story, but a little cliché. You know, the crime drama that starts in an interrogation room then flashes back “one year earlier”. One of the biggest disappointments in this film was the acting. With such a top notch cast, you would think the film would be impressive. Eric Stonestreet, James Marsden, and Karl Urban did nothing to elevate the film. Their acting definitely was not a high light of this film. The plot wasn’t very exciting either. The film has been done three times in less than ten years, you would think that would be a hint. The only good thing about this plot is there are a few twists and turns, so it definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. But in a psychological thriller you would expect twists and turns, so it wasn’t a surprise.

One thing that did stand out was the cinematography. Some of the camera shots were beautiful and there were some interesting and odd shots that were some of the best parts of the film. Overall I would say wait until it comes out on DVD, if even then. If you want to watch this movie, don’t expect to be impressed. Just pay attention towards the end, because that’s when the twists happen, and that is the only interesting part of this movie.

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