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The Fall Reviews

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Anton Bitel
October 2, 2008
...plays like a fever dream of cinematic spectacle, offering a wide-screen parade of some of the most achingly beautiful and awe-inspiring cinematography ever to have been seen.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 3, 2008
Equal part bedtime story and contemporary art museum installation, "The Fall" is unlike anything you've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The Fall dazzles with its stampede of set pieces but really scores with the tender, organic-seeming rapport between Pace and Untaru.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 31, 2008
An elaborate and heavily symbolic feature-length fantasy sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 17, 2008
May not do much for its director's resume, but it certainly must have filled out his passport.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
June 16, 2008
...a one-of-a-kind movie about the power of storytelling.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Melin
June 9, 2008
As fantastic as the 'story' sequences in The Fall are, we are grounded by the fact that characters we believe in have created them, and they have happened right there in front of our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Beth Accomando
June 8, 2008
Rarely does a film employ the frame so fully and serve up images of such breathtaking scale as in The Fall.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 4, 2008
After four years of shooting and two years of sitting on the shelf, THE FALL is finally released. And it's worth the wait!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
June 4, 2008
It's such an exotic, fanciful story, so loony and imaginative and outre ... that the crazier it gets, the more intrigued I am.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
June 3, 2008
In a world of blockbusters and super-hero movies, one "small" film about five mystical heroes can be more satisfying than all of the others put together.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
June 3, 2008
Once you've been away from 'The Fall' for 24 hours or so, you reflect on its sheer beauty.
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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 2, 2008
The narrative is nothing more than a framework for scenes of unforgettable visual still comes across as the cinema's best exploration of how stories are made in many a year.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 1, 2008
It's like a Terry Gilliam fantasy directed by Zhang Yimou and reimagined by a child...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Widgett Walls
June 1, 2008
What seems to be a light fantasy tale about an adult spinning a yarn for a child transcends, and instead becomes a story that is itself primarily about storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
May 31, 2008
The film wends its way into an interrogation of storytelling per se.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 31, 2008
It's visually sumptuous and intriguing but its lack of tonal consistency makes it often incoherent and emotionally inaccessible.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 30, 2008
One of the most distinctive-looking films ever to play in a theater, a dark fantasy overflowing with mesmerizingly weird images at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 30, 2008
An offbeat fairy tale for grownups that squeaks by on its visual panache and some major male eye candy.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 30, 2008
It looks spectacular, but a book of The Fall photographs would be just as compelling as the movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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