Penthouse North (2013) – A smooth thriller without any surprises
Actors: Michelle Monaghan, Michael Keaton, Barry Sloane, Andrew W. Walker
Duration: 86 min
You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Columbus Circle (1996), Brake (2012)
Long Story Short: Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), a former Military photojournalist, has lost her sight due to an incident in Afghanistan. She lives in a penthouse with her boyfriend Ryan (Andrew W. Walker) and feels safe there even though her sister (Kaniehtiio Horn) and brother-in law (Trevor Hayes) constantly tell her that they don’t trust Ryan. It turns out that Ryan does have a secret and, which gets Sarah in great danger.
Review: I have never heard of that movie before but I thought I give it a shot, and it was not a bog let down, but I wasn’t blown away either. The beginning is very strong and has a few “Edge- of- your- seat” – moments, but it doesn’t keep this pace up, especially since there aren’t any twists besides one tiny one at the beginning. I am not sure how her past of being a photojournalist in Afghanistan helped developing the story either, as far as I am concerned they didn’t even have to mention why she was blind. All these flashbacks from her past seemed like fillers to me. The acting was decent, I saw a few nice skyscraper shots, but I was hoping for a big reveal at the end which didn’t happen. Penthouse House is definitely a one- time watch but not a bad one.
Smooth thriller – I will keep this one in mind for the times when there are no other thrillers around 🙂