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Falling Down Reviews

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July 18, 2011
These adventures would be offensive if you could take them seriously, so it's probably good that you can't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2011
None of the characters ever rises beyond the level of his or her generic functions, and by the end the overall emptiness of the conception becomes fully apparent.
July 18, 2011
What makes this an innovative film is Joel Schumacher's bold eschewing of the good-guy-verses-bad-guy Hollywood convention.
July 18, 2011
Let's face it, there is an element of truth in the character of D-FENS. But it is, finally, tabloid truth.
January 10, 2010
The character of William Foster (simply called D-Fens in the closing credits) represents an element of our collective id.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2009
Atrociously written by actor Ebbe Roe Smith and atrociously directed (it goes without saying) by Joel Schumacher...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 1, 2009
A heavy-handed potboiler, but as it raises the temperature, it does give cause to consider the line--so easily crossed--between social function and disasterous personal undoing. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2009
...holds up pretty well today, even if its tone meanders all over the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 26, 2009
At first comes across like a mean-spirited black comedy and then snowballs into a reasonably powerful portrait of social alienation. The tone is unremittingly dour, however.
March 31, 2008
A real artist could make something incisive or darkly hilarious out of this moral tightrope act. Schumacher, veering recklessly between social satire, kick-ass fantasy and damsel-in-distress melodrama, plays the game for opportunistic cheap thrills.
February 24, 2008
Maybe Michael Douglas' best work, he as the depressed man driven to madness.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2008
Joel Schumacher's best film.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2008
A crude, cathartic rant that both condemns and exploits modern paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2006
Dealing with urban paranoia from a White POV is a good, timely idea, but film can't decide whether Michael Douglas is an ordinary or psychopathic man and whether we should feel sympathy or pity for the "victimization" of this yuppie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and certainly unnerving.
October 21, 2005
Douglas' tortured misfit is a chore to watch.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 9, 2005
A powerful, gripping, darkly humorous film with a dynamite lead performance by Michael Douglas. One of 1993's ten-best films.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2005
Douglas as you've never seen him before
| Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2004
It's half a really good movie, and half a mediocre one with a good actor.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2004
One of Schumacher's lone efforts that actually has some depth
| Original Score: 4/5
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