• Released
  • July 11, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Psychological Drama
A Long Way Down Synopsis
Four lost souls decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year’s Eve. When this disillusioned quartet of strangers meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, a London high-rise with the well-earned nickname Topper’s Tower, they...
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Critic Ratings

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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As British comedy sometimes will, A Long Way Down has an occasional attack of the cutes, but the actors' commitment keeps the movie on the...
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
"Way Down” veers towards cute and settles on “twee” far more often than it should.
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60

The Guardian

By Andrew Pulver
A genial, lightweight farce, which largely approximates Hornby's distinctively bittersweet tone.
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40

Time Out London

By Cath Clarke
The novel A Long Way Down is not-quite-vintage Nick Hornby. And this is a disappointing film version, a bit hokey and fake.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The results are awkward and atonal.
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40

Total Film

By Emma Dibdin
At best, this is a cringey stab at black comedy redeemed by charismatic stars; at worst it’s a glib and manipulative punt on a subject that...
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40

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Trivialising despair, it’s a depressing waste of a major cast, and an early bid for mess of the year.
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40

The Dissolve

By Keith Phipps
The film wavers between the drippy and the glib from start to finish, sometimes within the course of a single scene.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Among group-suicide movies, A Long Way Down may prove uniquely inspirational: It’s bound to make audience members want to kill themselves....
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20

Variety

By Peter Debruge
It’s worse than tacky, trivializing depression for a handful of easy laughs and pop-psychology platitudes.
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A Pity

By desertfather549
With such a star studded cast, it is a pity that the producers of this film couldn't spring for an equally qualified screen writer. The screen play is a travesty. It is neither pithy nor comedic. The...

Boring

By valentir
They all should have jumped at the beginning and spared 90 minutes of boredom....

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Rated R | For Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Awkward dark comedy has heavy themes, language, drinking.
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