Take a ride to the Seventh Circle of Hell (otherwise known as sheer boredom) in Stig Svendsen's new Thriller: ELEVATOR. Nine strangers are left stranded in a high-rise elevator on their way to an elite party on Wall Street when one of them is discovered to have a bomb! ELEVATOR makes several flailing attempts at social significance, conveying weakened messages against racism, terrorism, and corporate greed that only serve to annoy rather than incite. Like DEVIL and BLACKOUT before it, ELEVATOR broadcasts its "twists" well in advance, leaving the audience to suffer through the poor performances and weakly-scripted melodrama with no surprises to show for them. The rest of the cast may have been slightly more tolerable were it not for Joey Slotnick's incessant behavior, which is reason enough to hit the 'Eject' button on this suspenseless Thriller. The Coen Brothers, this is not.
Movies like ELEVATOR:
BLACKOUT, DEVIL, BURIED, THE TERROR EXPERIMENT, FROZEN, OPEN WATER.