The Fall (2006)
Critic Consensus: More visually elaborate than the fragmented story can sometimes support, The Fall walks the line between labor of love and filmmaker self-indulgence.
|Rating:||R (for some violent images)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Tarsem Singh|
|Written By:||Dan Gilroy, Nico Soultanakis, Tarsem Singh, Nico Soutanakis|
|In Theaters:||Sep 9, 2006 Wide|
|On DVD:||Sep 9, 2008|
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as Roy Walker
as Nurse Evelyn/Sister ...
as Doctor/Alexander the...
as Alexander's Messenge...
as Walt Purdy
as Mr. Sabatini
as Dr. Whitaker
as Father Augustine
as Alexandria's Father/...
as Luigi/One-Legged Act...
as Indian/Orange Picker
as Otta Benga/Ice Deliv...
as Indian's Bride
as Mystic/Orange Picker
as Chief Mystic
as Crying Woman
as Alexandria's Mother
as Sinclair/Governor Od...
as Alexandria's Sister
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Critic Reviews for The Fall
...a movie that not only expected me to pay attention, it assumed that I could.
The girl and the hospital patients and staff also turn up in his improvised adventure, extravagantly garbed by costume designer Eiko Ishioka.
The pacing drags and the clichéd tussle between childhood innocence and adult disillusionment can only go one way. Better to experience it than think about it, fair to say.
Often praised -- and rightly so -- for its incredible visuals and nonstop stylishness. I have no problem with that, except that I'm equally taken by its thematic implications.
Audience Reviews for The Fall
Aesthetically stunning, with a wonderful cinematography and production design, this is an incredibly imaginative, ambitious yet clearly overly self-indulgent work about love, and little Catinca Untaru couldn't be any better or cuter in it, she is simply amazing.
A multicultural ,surrealistic ,epic story about an adventure where darkness, betrayal and love take place.
But that's not the main story ,no, that's the fairytale for the little Alexandria which Roy makes up.
Extremely moving and funny.
The Soundtrack is a masterpiece!
Colorful and strange. The channeled improvisation between child actress Catinca Untaru and Lee Pace is fantastic, adding a dimension of believability and realism to some rather questionable exchanges of dialogue.
The Fall Quotes
|Alexandria:||What means suicide?|
|Roy Walker:||But it's my story!|
|Roy Walker:||Are you trying to save my soul?|
|Charles Darwin/Orderly:||Shoot, you animals. They'll pay you well for Darwin's hide.|
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