Netflix and Chill: The Loft

BY ADAM QUANDT | The Statesman Director: Erik Van Looy

Length: 108 minutes

Genre: Mystery

Netflix rating: 3.5 out of 5

My rating: 4.5 out of 5


“The Loft” was one of those movies that I saw the trailer for when it was originally released in 2014, thought “meh,” and completely blew it off right away.

After coming across it on Netflix and finally convincing myself to give it a shot, I regret not watching it earlier.

Though the movie lacks action and excitement, the plot keeps twisting in a variety of aspects, keeping you guessing throughout.

“The Loft” tells the story of five men who share a loft as a hideaway from their wives to use as they please for whatever they want. However, the group of guys face trouble when they discover a woman brutally murdered inside it.

The movie follows their stories of how each one of the guys couldn’t have been the murderer and why it has to be another.

The constant twists and turns throughout the movie had me guessing and re-guessing who the killer was the whole time.

Even at the end of the film, when I was certain who the killer had to be, “The Loft” threw in more twists and turns that I could’ve never predicted.

The only reason I can think “The Loft” received its 3.5 rating on Netflix is its lack of movement at times throughout the movie. There were a few moments where I felt the film dragged on longer than it needed to in some places.

All in all I found “The Loft” to be a very entertaining movie with enough twists and turns to keep me interested throughout the entire film. It definitely kept me guessing the whole time.

If you’re looking for a good mystery movie or a movie that keeps you guessing throughout it, I definitely recommend checking out “The Loft” on Netflix.

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