Falling Reviews

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June 6, 2021
Mortensen, in his first effort behind the camera, proves to be an unflashy director, and that's fine for his simple goals.
April 8, 2021
If not for the commendable acting from the stars of the movie, Falling would be a very unpleasant chore to watch.
March 25, 2021
Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut nonetheless proves to be a powerful, beautifully shot and incredibly performed honest portrayal of dementia.
February 17, 2021
Falling for Mortensen's work as an actor is one thing, but his directorial debut is a lot harder to fall for.
February 14, 2021
Has a certain base competence to it, but the takeaway is ambiguous as it reaches for a lyricism that never coalesces.
February 13, 2021
Based on a largely superficial grasp of American social life, the stock in trade of Hollywood liberalism, Mortensen's film is neither terribly convincing nor terribly perceptive.
February 12, 2021
Falling fails to justify why the audience should care about and uncomfortably endure this draining melodrama of a wretched mean-spirited human being and his enabling codependent accomplice.
February 11, 2021
The strength, patience and universal need to forgive and bridge generational gaps Mr. Mortensen is aiming for have a devastating effect.
February 11, 2021
It's a bold approach, but too often "Falling" comes off just as incorrigible as its lead character.
February 7, 2021
Trying to generate sympathy for its characters, Mortensen's screenplay winds up wallowing in their misery.
February 6, 2021
Lance Henriksen gives one of the great "rage, rage against the dying of the light" performances
February 6, 2021
Some successful, but mostly not...
February 6, 2021
It's beautifully done and intense with some very dramatic scenes.
February 6, 2021
Ultimately, this grueling, overlong picture - think a chamber piece but with multiple characters and locations - never zeroes in on what it wants us to think or feel about Willis or John. But if it's sympathy, it doesn't get there.
February 6, 2021
To add shading, Mortensen includes scenes -- moments, really -- in which Willis shows genuine affection for his son...providing much-needed nuance about the complexity of a bullying relationship.
February 6, 2021
There's a lot of realism in this, and that's what makes it work.
February 6, 2021
You have to give Mortensen credit though for his uncompromising viewpoint. Still, "Falling" is an agonizing watch.
February 5, 2021
Mortensen draws on his experience as a committed, collaborative actor of intense emotional truth and deep research for his powerhouse late-career directing debut. The result is a visceral and urgent drama.
February 5, 2021
First-time feature director Viggo Mortensen auspiciously writes, composes, produces and copes with fab co-star Lance Henricksen, as a combustible father spitting out deep-rooted prejudices now without mental filters being slowly disabled by dementia.
February 5, 2021
Falling is engrossing as a drama while equally vile and revolting in Henriksen's career-topping supporting turn.
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