Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Elevator to the Gallows

An ex-special forces operative involved with his current boss's wife hatches a perfect murder plot to eliminate the cold, ruthless entrepreneur. After performing the dirty deed, he realizes incriminating evidence has been left at the scene of the crime, and returns to find himself trapped in the company elevator overnight while unknowingly leaving his car in the hands of a callous hood. Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows, his debut as a director, is a taught, intelligent, jazzy little thrilller filmed in crisp black and while. It's well plotted, with a great ending, and coincidental without being stupid.
**** out of ****