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The Loft (2015)



Critic Consensus: Populated with characters as unpleasant as its sleazy storyline, The Loft is uninhabitable for all but the least demanding erotic thriller fans.

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Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and James Marsden (2 Guns) star in the tense psychological thriller THE LOFT, the story of five guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city--a place where they can 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. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this relentless thriller. (C) Open Road

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Karl Urban
as Vincent Stevens
James Marsden
as Chris Vanowen
Wentworth Miller
as Luke Seacord
Eric Stonestreet
as Marty Landry
Matthias Schoenaerts
as Philip Trauner, Phillip Trauner
Robert Wisdom
as Detective Cohagan, Detective Cohagen
Isabel Lucas
as Sarah, Sarah Deakins
Rachael Taylor
as Anne Morris
Rhona Mitra
as Alison Vanowen, Allison Vanowen
Valerie Cruz
as Barbara Stevens
Kali Rocha
as Mimi Landry
Elaine Cassidy
as Ellie Seacord
Kristin Lehman
as Detective Huggins
Ric Reitz
as Joel Kotkin
Graham Beckel
as Hiram Fry
Dora Madison
as Zoe Trauner
Cindi Woods
as Mrs. Fry
Laura Cayouette
as Mrs. Kotkin
Kim Ormiston
as Party Girl
Misty Ormiston
as Party Girl
Griff Furst
as Zoe's Friend
Eric Dickinson
as Zoe's Friend
Dennis Raymond Bagneris
as Bar Slickster Guy
Leticia Jimenez
as Bar Slickster Girl
Bill Scharpf
as Security Guard
Trace Cheramie
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Loft

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12)

Erotic thrillers are a time-tested genre, but this effort, scripted by Wesley Strick, is neither erotic nor thrilling.

February 5, 2015 | Full Review…

This new iteration proves such a dour hodgepodge of bad behavior, bald-faced misogyny and ping-ponging alliances, it's more alienating than alluring.

February 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The Loft is a film that can't decide what it wants. It's a male fantasy, and a cautionary tale. It's sleazy in concept, and timid in execution. It punishes its protagonists for their transgressions, then lets them off the hook.

February 5, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's no redeeming this softcore nonsense, which plays like a script that Storage Wars stumbled across in Joe Eszterhas's old locker.

February 5, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The twisty plot translates to any culture where swinging-d--- businessmen cheat on their wives -- which is to say, any culture.

February 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The Loft's boorish leads aren't sensible enough to be worth caring about, making the film's character-driven conclusion feel like a self-defeating cop-out.

February 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Loft

Full of intrigue, The Loft is a dark and mysterious erotic thriller. When a woman is found dead in a loft rented by five friends for secret sexual liaisons they start to turn on each other as they attempt to discover what happened and who is behind the woman's murder. Karl Urban, James Marsden and Wentworth Miller lead the cast and deliver fairly solid performances. And the script does a good job at crafting an engaging murder mystery with shocking twists and reveals (though it does use a couple of standard tropes). However, the characters are a little underdeveloped and the final plot twist is a bit rushed. Yet while it has a few weaknesses, The Loft is a suspenseful and provocative film.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

For a tale that was deemed worthy to be remade three times in less than a decade, it's pretty underwhelming.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer


Where do I begin? These actors must have needed a paycheque really bad, because this film is almost too bad to bother releasing in my opinion. "The Loft" follows a group of five married men who bring women to a loft that they own, to do whatever they please, behind their spouses' backs. Once they find a woman murdered in their bed, they must find out which of them is responsible. Cold messages throughout and with none of the characters really evolving and coming to their senses, this film makes you feel disgusting inside for even having watched it. As the film unravels entirely through flashbacks and conversations in one room, I felt myself not caring, due to the fact that you need to pay attention to every little detail to figure out a conclusion that is not even that interesting to begin with. I will admit, this film had me guessing at first, so I give it props for that, but by the time it reaches the third act, bye bye brain. There are a million different twists in the end of this film, so many to the point that I pretty much gave up keeping track. When you reach the final verdict, it is so dumb that the writer of this film must have given up. Simultaneously trying too hard and not hard enough to be clever, "The Loft" fails on multiple occasions. This is one of the worst films of 2015 so far.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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