The Loft (2014) - Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Hohum Score

11

Watchable

Five married guys 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.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Erik Van Looy
Stars: Karl Urban, James Marsden
Length: 108 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 28 out of 118 found boring (23.72%)

One-line Reviews (115)

How this director managed to take a very interesting premise and create something so dreadfully boring completely baffles me.

Heard about the original and really enjoyed it !

When we are lead down a path of twists and turns, most of which clearly written by the writing team of Bart De Pauw and Wesley Strick, it's clear we cannot trust any of these characters and that makes the experience that much more intriguing.

The rest, a confusing mess.

For telling an engaging story, daring to do it creatively and being so effective at bringing together all its disparate story lines and points of view, this film reaches the lofty level of an "A-".

The loft has simply out smarted itself, a simple, yet at times intriguing plot desperately seeks for every twist and turn it can find and uses them, I don't even think M.

I was pleasantly surprised at how intriguing the plot was.

Worth the watch.

the Plot is good with very thrilling moments and that what makes me thought of its very underrated

The mystery is pointless, the solution is frustrating, and the movie has less sex then something on basic cable.

Millions of women in the world, you're bored with your wife, and you pick a hooker?

-The music was way too intense for this film.

A very boring movie!!!!!.

On a very, very basic level at least, it is fairly entertaining with a couple of half interesting plot twists.

It has a lot of good twists and turns in it and I really enjoyed it.

In spite of the hammy performances, the disjointed narrative, and the overall sensibility of utter lifelessness that the film has, it is still by and large an entertaining flick.

Though the movie becomes a bit undisciplined and even overwrought over the course of its running time (and that includes some of the performances), "The Loft" scores as a fairly engaging and effective whodunit, one that manages to incorporate some relevant and timely reflections on how the over-privileged 1% spend their time and money.

You will have seen several films of the same genre that are much better, much more sophisticated and much more entertaining.

If the plot is the same for all 3 movies, then it's a great big bore and you're better off renting a video game if that's a thing anymore.

Its a shame this one will just probably fade into DVD obscurity because its good and entertaining.

the score is beautiful, and it is really a Thrilling Music.

summary: entertaining, thriller 100%, and nothing to say more, go see it

The jumps in the timeline are a bit confusing.

Speaking for myself, i paid my money to watch this and i enjoyed it a 100% .

Details of the crime are dragged out as they try and work out who is the real stinker in this bag of rotten apples, leading to flash back sequences and a window in to the women in their lives.

The narrative of this movie is so muddy and so confusing that after a while you don't care what happens to these people.

A strange but thoroughly enjoyable film.

There is absolutely no structure to this film, it's not told in even remotely linear fashion, and the first scene gives away parts of the ending, making the climax partially predictable.

Fatso in the movies was the most predictable with his script.

That said, it was still somewhat entertaining.

I mean it wasn't anything spectacular, but it was worth watching.

Definitely Entertaining, Nice Plot, Predictable for few people only:P .

.. a movie that's far more entertaining than most of the crap produced these days.

Before going to see this movie, I watched the trailer, which seems to offer a promise of an intriguing mystery and gallons of T&A.

the story is entertaining, and it is not boring at all, don't listen to those people who's saying the opposite.

Possibly worth the watch if you take it for what it is.

Suspenseful .

The more details are found the more complex and intriguing the web of betrayal becomes.

It's the type of film that's definitely more worth watching on TV (i.

The film is boring, bland and has an even worse twist at the end that was obvious..

The script is one cliche after another for the whole movie and gives men such a bad rep im glad my wife fell asleep watching it.

I couple of times I kept guessing that the movie will end here or here or here, until at one point I already checked out before it finally reached to the end, that's how bored I was.

A beautiful, confusing mess .

I'm also surprised to see other reviewers mention that the film was very slow paced as I didn't find that at all.

Silly but entertaining puzzle .

The generic title lends itself to a very generic film about five very cliché characters that really aren't explored in any depth.

And generally the movie was as some people have said, like a crazy mishmash of previous films and ideas ,all rolled into one boring movie.

Enjoyable .

This movie was somewhat predictable, it ropes you in with several different themes of other movies mixed in this one (the Hangover, Very Pretty Things and Judgment Day and even The Affair").

Banal copy of original film .

Largely because the movie flows well for the most part, with only a few dull moments in the first half.

The Loft is was one of the worst movies I have seen this year and left me in sheer disappointment.

The loft is a mind boggling thriller about five men who share a loft, where they will sometimes take women up there and cheat on their wives.

don't waste your time or money.

The film took a long time for me to get really interested in; I'd even call it dull, at first; especially for an erotic thriller.

The score raised tension when necessary and kept me guessing on the edge of my seat.

(AKA: Karl Urban's butt) -The Loft is a less motivated, less fun version of Clue, but is compelling and interesting.

All in all, quite enjoyable.

So to be fair the screenplay writing appears so tight and consistent .. with just a couple of unexpected surprise in the end ;)With the same director as the Belgian version of the movie Erik Van Looy and pretty much the same writers i'v heard they kept it just as it went in the original.

The plot gets thrilling when each man starts blaming the other while trying to defend who he is not the killer.

Conversations, intonations, events - all is a banal copy of the 2008th film.

Although we understand that what they are doing (as in cheating on their wives) isn't right, the overall atmosphere and journey we see the characters go through is worth the watch.

Half the time they're yelling and arguing at each other, the other half they're just dull and plodding along with the script.

There were a few intense moments as the men attempt to figure out what to do with a dead body so as not to ruin their perfect getaway.

The plot is fine,, honestly there were more than a couple of thrilling moments .. well at least i think it went better than what i'v read here in the reviews before.

worst movie ever .

" The twisted plot in movie has turned out really amazing and awesomely unpredictable because any of these men could possibly be the victim.

A thrilling tale .

When the movie gets to its third act and starts revealing its hand, it comes at such a bizarre and confusing manner that you find yourself giving up in frustration.

That is if you like suspenseful movies.

Another big problem with the movie are the endless flashbacks, which distract from the core story (dealing with a dead body) and are just plain boring.

It was a refreshing and intriguing and makes you wonder what the hell you would do in that situation.

If you like entertaining mind boggling thrillers, then the loft is for you.

) and a screenplay with a new twist in nearly every scene, which merely becomes over complicated and far too confusing after the second twist.

Not too much depth, but an entertaining watch .

The complex whodunnit story is intriguing and thrilling.

Welcome to cliche country .

If you want a thrilling murder mystery that makes you think, stay far far away - The Loft does not deliver.

Very entertaining .

It's suspenseful and keeps you guessing the whole time, really grabbed my attention, I'd recommend for anyone who's into the genre.

It starts out alright, albeit pretty slow; the decent acting and nice visuals at least delivers a bit of entertainment enough to sustain your (or at least my) interest.

In conclusion, The Loft didn't bore me, and it deserves a slight recommendation because of that; however, I found its screenplay excessively entangled, and the ending feels too bland after such many "creative" juggling.

It moves along at a steady enough pace without ever getting boring, so where the "very slow movie" part comes into it I'm not sure.

Of all the boring Saturday movies I've watched on Netflix, this one remains my favorite.

Worst movie I've seen in a long time .

Yes, I can kind of see the reason, but the movie was still way too long.

Pacin of this movie is good, at running time 1 h 45 min this movie barely drags and is entertaining from start till finish.

It's pure fun, escapism, and self-indulgence, with stylistic nods to movies of a bygone age.

I am being honest when I tell you that this is the worst movie I have ever payed money to see.

The movie is very well written and while the twists are a little predictable it doesn't distract from the enjoyment or the tenseness of the movie in any way.

The music is good and quite compelling at times and this also helped quicken the pacing which was also supposed to instill tension and suspense.

The set up is fast and the story is fast paced.

Don't waste your time.

What all this adds up to is three different time frames, skillfully woven together, each with a different tone and coming together in an unpredictable and satisfying resolution.

:PAs for the cast, the Leads whom i only know from TV they were all engaging and well invested in their roles, Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Eric Stonestreet and even the short appearances of Matthias Schoenaerts who was actually in the original Belgian movie "Loft (2008)".

All-in-all, I thought the movie was fun, enjoyable and original.

You have to pay attention, this is a fast paced movie.

Boring.

If you want to enjoy the story and its conclusion more, just leave the theater when that scene comes full circle.

They are mostly silly, suffering from a few red herrings that hurt the story's credibility, but it's still entertaining to watch them unfold.

To this movie's credit, the first half is engaging and curious.

"The Loft" (2014) is definitely an enjoyable mystery flick.

From the get go, the plot is predictable.

I started off deciding to watch just a bit of this movie for fun based on the entertaining terrible reviews -- especially one review in particular by a user who said they created an account just to report how awful it was (and it's their sole review on this site so they were serious lol).

Overall a fun, entertaining sexual thriller.

Agonizingly dull and unpleasant experience .

When I left the theater, I made it a point to find out if the screenwriters were native English-language speakers.

Really nice acting, cringe-worthy characters (in a good way) played by talented & believable actors with a nice suspenseful/thrilling plot.

The story is beyond uninteresting, the multiple explanations are boring and the ending is ultimately laughable.

A very flawed, yet intriguing premise .

i mean too much predictable.

"The Loft" is enjoyable and thrilling, I enjoyed watching it.

I really really enjoyed it and I recommend this as a change of pace movie.

"The Loft" is an engaging thriller with a good story with many twists despite of the flaws and the weak conclusion.

Firstly, the structure of this film just made no sense whatsoever, it jumps back and forth from the past, present and future in an attempt to slowly reveal the mystery, but 90% of the time these flashbacks were so boring because you had no idea how they were related to the mystery until the very end.