• The Tower (2013)

The Tower

Release Date: January 4th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Lee Dae-ho, a single father who runs a landmark building, falls in love with a restaurant manager, and as he is about to make his move at a holiday party, a helicopter crashes into the tower, and he must save everyone.

Cast: Son Ye-jin, Sol Kyung-gu, Sang-kyung Kim, Mina Cho, Kim In-Kwon, Do Ji-han, Lee Han-wui, Kim Sung-oh

Director: Kim Ji-hoon

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: CJ Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    At its best, The Tower shows what life felt like to those who lived at that singular time, to those who dozed "pitifully and apathetically" in an unchanging political system before the rules changed, seemingly overnight. show more

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    It’s not a gimmick if it works, and “Tower” works unnervingly well. The film is essentially an oral history, with firsthand accounts from those who were there — survivors, responders, and onlookers — with their words read by younger actors. show more

  • 50
    Wes GreeneSlant Magazine

    As the psychology of the characters hardly connects with their distinctive milieu, the film merely suggests a conventional family drama littered with empty pot-shots at governmental authority. show more

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