The Elevator

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"It's a hell of a ride"
  • R
  • 1996
  • 90 hr
  • 4.3  (231)

The Elevator is a psychological thriller movie released in 1996, directed by Arthur Borman and starring Martin Landau, Gabriel Bologna, and Gretchen Becker. The movie follows a group of people who get trapped inside an elevator that seems to have a mind of its own. The story begins with the introduction of the main character, Don (played by Martin Landau), a wealthy businessman who has just closed a major deal and is on his way to a party to celebrate his success. He enters an elevator in a high-rise building along with a couple, Mark and Jane (played by Gabriel Bologna and Gretchen Becker), and an elderly man. As the elevator starts to ascend, it suddenly stops and the lights go out. The passengers soon realize that something is not right, as the elevator seems to be stuck between floors and the emergency phone and intercom are not working. Panic sets in as they all start to feel claustrophobic.

As the hours pass, tensions rise and tempers flare as the trapped passengers try to figure out a way to escape. They soon discover that they are not alone in the elevator, as they begin to hear strange noises and feel a presence that seems to be watching them. The passengers soon realize that they are being subjected to a series of bizarre and cruel psychological tests, which force them to confront their deepest fears and desires.

The elevator becomes a metaphor for the passengers' lives, as they are all trapped in their own personal hells. Don is haunted by the death of his daughter and the guilt he feels for being a neglectful father; Mark is struggling with his own identity and his fear of commitment; Jane is dealing with a difficult past and a penchant for destructive behavior. The elderly man, who remains stoic throughout the ordeal, seems to be the only one who understands the true nature of what is happening to them.

As time runs out, the passengers are forced to make a series of difficult decisions, which will ultimately determine their fate. The Elevator is a gripping psychological thriller that explores the depths of the human psyche and the lengths people will go to when faced with extreme circumstances.

The movie is well-crafted, with excellent performances from the entire cast. Martin Landau is particularly impressive as Don, bringing a gravitas and complexity to his role that elevates the movie beyond a simple genre exercise. Gabriel Bologna and Gretchen Becker also deliver strong performances, portraying their characters' emotional turmoil with convincing authenticity.

Overall, The Elevator is a thought-provoking and engaging movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final credits. It's a movie that lingers long after the lights have come back on, leaving the audience to ponder the enigmatic message at its core. If you're a fan of psychological thrillers, The Elevator is a must-see.

The Elevator is a 1996 drama with a runtime of 90 hours. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.

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    4.3  (231)