The Penthouse

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  • NR
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.8  (128)

The Penthouse is a psychological thriller movie that was released in 1989. It stars Robin Givens, David Hewlett, and Cedric Smith. The film is directed by Peter Carter. The story of the movie revolves around a young couple, a newlywed Alex and his pregnant wife Penny, who move into a luxurious high-rise apartment known as The Penthouse. The building is owned by a wealthy couple, the Korans, who make it clear that they expect their tenants to behave in a certain manner or suffer the consequences.

Initially, life in the penthouse appears to be idyllic as the couple settles into their new home, but things quickly take a sinister turn. They begin to notice strange occurrences happening around them, which creates a sense of unease.

Penny is also struggling with the pressures of being a new mother, and her internal conflicts add to her anxiety. Her husband is often absent, which leaves her feeling isolated and vulnerable.

As the couple begins to investigate the strange occurrences happening around them, they discover that the building is home to a number of shady characters, including a reclusive artist and a predatory businessman. They soon begin to fear for their lives and wonder if they will ever escape the building alive.

Throughout the movie, there is a constant tension that keeps the audience on edge. The Penthouse is beautifully shot, with captivating cinematography that captures the grotesque and mysterious atmosphere of the building. The film takes on a neo-noir aesthetic, using bold lighting and dramatic angles.

The actors deliver solid performances, especially Givens, who steals the show as a mother struggling with the challenges of new motherhood. In addition, the musical score is superb, complementing the film's dark and mysterious atmosphere.

Without giving away any spoilers, The Penthouse is a captivating thriller that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. Its plot is compelling, and the film is well crafted, making it an enjoyable watch for fans of the genre.

The Penthouse is a 1989 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8.

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    1 hr 33 min
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (128)