Containment Review

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The residents of a tower block are hemmed inside their homes by emergency responders.


One morning, put upon tower block-dweller Mark (Lee Ross) wakes up to find his door glued shut, the power off and doctors in hazmat suits prowling the estate. Neighbours break through the walls, and a small group of understandably jittery folk try to get through the crisis – which is supposedly down to a mystery virus outbreak. A concise Britflick from first-time director Neil Mcenery-West that makes good use of its confined setting and takes some unexpected turns within the familiar, grim lines of its epidemicsploitation plot. There’s excellent support from Sheila Reid as a crotchety little old lady who becomes the unusual heroine.

A good British sci-fi thriller that makes good use of tight spaces.