Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!
Save your money for something good and enjoyable
what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city a place where they can carry out hidden affairs. But their 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. The Loft unfortunately has a very good and talented cast that not only it doesn't know how to use them right but it doesn't also know how to use the characters to become, let's say interesting? The film is boring, bland and has an even worse twist at the end that was obvious..
It confuses me why some great movies like this have subpar ratings and others are completely overrated. Of all the boring Saturday movies I've watched on Netflix, this one remains my favorite. It's best to go into this movie knowing as little as possible. If you love thrillers and "who did it" type movies, this will be a satisfying movie to you. I've read some complaints about the ending, but I disagree. The ending was fairly realistic, and that made it satisfying to me. It's not an Oscar worthy movie, but it's a good guilty pleasure movie, especially for a Netflix day.
If Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" had been a murder mystery, this would be it. A group of married men share a secret love nest for their extramarital trysts. The married men include Karl Urban, James Marsden, Eric Stonestreet, and two others. Their arrangement seems to be working just fine until they discover a dead woman in the loft and the group must then figure out which one of them is a murderer. It's not a bad set-up, but the film is all clichés and has so many twists and turns that the story goes well beyond stretching credulity. The film was written by Wesley Strick, who has a couple good films under his belt with the "Cape Fear" remake and "Final Analysis," although I believe those films were good based upon the strength of their directors, Martin Scorsese and Phil Joanou respectively. The film is actually a remake of a film out of Belgium and this film's director, Erik Van Looy, directed both. Overall, the film is slickly made, has a solid cast, but falls apart as a result of the weak script.
after its end , the basic question is if it could be considered a real good film. and it is. because against each critic, it has a lot of virtues who convince. first- the cast. it is a memorable occasion to see Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller or Mattias Schoenarts together. then - for the seductive plot , real roller coaster for viewer. and not the last, for the theme. for the admirers of the genre it is a must see. for the rest - a nice show about appearances, sin, temptation, family and love, friendship and the responsibility for the pleasure. the basic good point - the feeling to discover an old fashion thriller. and this impose "The Loft" as one of interesting titles. the basic bad point - maybe the not real inspired end.