The Elevator: Three Minutes Can Change Your Life

2013

Action / Drama / Thriller

74
IMDb Rating 4.6 10 693

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Cast

Burt Young as George
Caroline Goodall as Katherine
James Parks as Jack
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Magazine Cine2016 10 / 10

Luxury Home, lift Trouble

The overwhelming suspense does not detract from the moment-to-moment tension and indeed frees you to enjoy the film's technical accomplishment. The director, Massimo Coglitore, came to prominence in 2003 with your short film in 35mm ''Deadline,'' which similarly discovered new visual and stylistic possibilities. Coglitore also directed ''Uomo di carta,'' a Pirallendiano short movie and the TV movie "Noi due" a comedy love story where the look and atmosphere of that picture were so fresh, so persuasive, and so well matched that the logical instability of the story almost didn't matter. ''The elevator'' or "3 minutes" with its small cast of characters, and severe constraints on time and space, is a less grandiose undertaking. Aside from brief scenes at the beginning and the very end, the whole thing takes place on a single set in a single night. But its challenges were clearly attractive to the director, and his camera sense and assured pacing make it an above- average thriller. The director has mastered the traditional syntax of cinematic suspense: the shifting points of view, startling cuts and slow camera movements that work subliminally to fill us with dread and anxiety. But he also uses computer- assisted techniques to amplify the effects, extending what the camera can do. Vote 10!!!.

Reviewed by Cinemalibero 10 / 10

Fantastic drama thriller

As a critic I indulge myself by scoffing at loopholes in thrillers that could not exist without them. I guess I'm seeking the ideal of a thriller existing entirely in a world of physical and psychological plausibility. "The elevator" is about as close as I'm likely to get. Yes, there are moments when I want to shout advice at the screen, but just as often the characters are ahead of me. They also ask the same questions I'm asking, of which the most heartfelt, in a thriller, is "why didn't we do that?" The movie, directed by Massimo Coglitore and written by Mauro Graiani and Riccardo Irrera, embraces realism almost as a challenge. The movie resembles a chess game; the board and all of the pieces are in full view, both sides know the rules, and the winner will simply be the better strategist. Once we sense "The elevator" isn't going to cheat, it gathers in tension, because the characters are operating out of their own resources, and that makes them the players, not the pawns. The shot combines physical and virtual camera moves, a reminder that Coglitore is a visual virtuoso. He's also a master of psychological gamesmanship.

Reviewed by Cinemalibero 10 / 10

An excellent drama thriller

As a critic I indulge myself by scoffing at loopholes in thrillers that could not exist without them. I guess I'm seeking the ideal of a thriller existing entirely in a world of physical and psychological plausibility. "The elevator" is about as close as I'm likely to get. Yes, there are moments when I want to shout advice at the screen, but just as often the characters are ahead of me. They also ask the same questions I'm asking, of which the most heartfelt, in a thriller, is "why didn't we do that?" The movie, directed by Massimo Coglitore and written by Mauro Graiani and Riccardo Irrera, embraces realism almost as a challenge. The movie resembles a chess game; the board and all of the pieces are in full view, both sides know the rules, and the winner will simply be the better strategist. Once we sense "The elevator" isn't going to cheat, it gathers in tension, because the characters are operating out of their own resources, and that makes them the players, not the pawns. The shot combines physical and virtual camera moves, a reminder that Coglitore is a visual virtuoso. He's also a master of psychological gamesmanship.

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