Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Life at the Top

      1965 1h 57m Drama List
      20% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 80% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Successful businessman Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) is married to the wealthy Susan (Jean Simmons), has two children and lives in the mill town of Warley in northern England. But his career seems to have plateaued, leaving him disillusioned. This feeling is only exacerbated when he discovers his wife's infidelity with local man Mark (Michael Craig). So he takes up with attractive TV host Norah (Honor Blackman) and moves with her to London, aiming to reignite the fire that drove him to the top. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

      View All (5) Critics Reviews
      Phil Hardy Time Out A lacklustre sequel to Room at the Top. Mar 2, 2020 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times This picture could be a documentary of all the ugly, tawdry, complicating things that might happen to restless married people when they found themselves helplessly caught in the stuffy social surroundings of the industrial Establishment. Mar 2, 2020 Full Review Joan Didion Vogue An il-advised sequel to the energetic Room at the Top. Mar 2, 2020 Full Review Wendy Michener Maclean's Magazine Life At The Top is not a very likable film, partly because the treatment is heavy-handed, and partly because Joe's self-disgust turns everything sour... Jun 27, 2019 Full Review Tony Mastroianni Cleveland Press Life at the Top emerges as stronger stuff than the average sequel. Apr 6, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (2) audience reviews
      Steve D A long depressing slog. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/24 Full Review Audience Member Underrated movie with authentic feel of the time,damning indictment of the class society of the era,which is still prevalent today,Laura nice Harvey at his finest Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
      Life at the Top

      My Rating

      Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

      Cast & Crew

      83% 33% Corridor of Mirrors 92% 85% I, Daniel Blake TRAILER for I, Daniel Blake 32% 87% War Room TRAILER for War Room 63% 39% Conduct Unbecoming 64% 70% Hope Gap TRAILER for Hope Gap Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Successful businessman Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) is married to the wealthy Susan (Jean Simmons), has two children and lives in the mill town of Warley in northern England. But his career seems to have plateaued, leaving him disillusioned. This feeling is only exacerbated when he discovers his wife's infidelity with local man Mark (Michael Craig). So he takes up with attractive TV host Norah (Honor Blackman) and moves with her to London, aiming to reignite the fire that drove him to the top.
      Director
      Ted Kotcheff
      Producer
      James Woolf
      Screenwriter
      Mordecai Richler
      Production Co
      Romulus Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 57m