Click here to return to the main site.

DVD Review

DVD cover

The Loft


Starring: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet and Matthias Schoenarts
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
RRP: £17.99
Certificate: 15
Release Date: 15 June 2015

Taking its cues from director Erik Van Looy’s own Belgian thriller of the same name, The Loft sees five married friends embark on a decision to rent their very own loft apartment for exclusive use as a home for their extra-marital affairs. However, when a mystery blonde woman is found dead at the apartment, their private world comes crashing around them as everyone becomes a suspect...


The Loft is an interesting thriller that sees five old friends who rent a luxurious penthouse apartment for their own, seedy, private needs, all under suspicion for the murder of a woman, whose body is found in the flat.

The rest of the movie jumps backwards and forwards in time as both the police, and the friends, try to work out which of them, if any, did the deed. The woman's body is found chained to the bed, with her wrists slit.

As the movie moves forward, just as one door opens, another is closed as we find out secrets about the men that they otherwise want kept from their friends. There are red herrings galore that are designed to stop the viewer guessing who the real murder is and what their motive is.

Sadly, I haven't seen Erik Van Looy’s original Belgian movie, but for those that have, you'll be interested to learn that Matthias Schoenarts reprises his role of Philip from the first film.

Trying not to spoil too much: It was a little odd that the killer didn't realise that the victim wasn't dead when her wrists were slashed - I though that blood didn't spurt out of a dead body when it was cut.

Another element that stood out quite obviously, for me, was John Frizzell's score. The main theme was very similar to one of the themes in Wanted (composed by Danny Elfman).

It's a great movie, which will keep you hooked until the end, although I could probably have done without the "happy ending" segment right at the conclusion, but otherwise this is an enjoyable film.


Nick Smithson

Buy this item online

Each of the store links below opens in a new window, allowing you to compare the price of this product from various online stores.

Amazon Instant Video
iTunes GB
Digital Download