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The Fall Reviews

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May 29, 2008
Like listening to a little kid tell a story: sometimes intriguingly bizarre and surprisingly clever, but mostly just futile and frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 30, 2008
That's the trouble with candy, the eye kind or the tooth-decaying variety. It's only after you've made a glutton of yourself that you realize you haven't devoured anything particularly filling.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2008
Sometimes, looking good isn't enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 29, 2008
Some filmmakers can imagine everything and select nothing, and while it's clear as a bell Tarsem has more talent than almost any 10 directors put together, in The Fall he's basically showing off with every new wondrous image.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2008
It really adds up to a whole lot of nothing.
May 30, 2008
It looks spectacular, but a book of The Fall photographs would be just as compelling as the movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 30, 2008
The Fall is a technically dazzling film that instantly gratifies the eye, but falls short of appeasing the head or the heart with its visual excesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 21, 2008
If Matthew Barney and Alejandro Jodorowsky were in change of filming a Gay Pride parade, it would be similar to what Fall has to offer visually...As a living, breathing creation, it's dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 9, 2008
This whacked-out fairy tale for grown-ups is as stunning in its beauty as it is in its lack of logic.
May 29, 2008
If Singh had only lavished a sliver of his attention to the simple matter of creating an engaging tale to service these visions, he might have created the truly amazing work that hhe seems capable of delivering instead of the gorgeous mess he has given us
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 30, 2008
With unbelievable and unsympathetic characters, all that's left in The Fall is the visuals.
May 30, 2008
There's a decent little movie lurking somewhere deep inside this visual panoply that positively chokes on its own symbolism.
| Original Score: 2/4
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
May 9, 2008
This is a feast for the eyes and a famine for the brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2008
Shot piecemeal over the course of four years on locations in 18 countries, The Fall is a genuine labor of love -- and a real bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2008
While nice to look at, it's also a very tedious slice of magical realism lacking in tension, suspense and, indeed, magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 21, 2006
...plagued by unreasonably amateurish performances and lackluster scripting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 13, 2006
Tarsem and his screenwriting collaborators aren't able to come up with enough interesting justifications for their sudden shifts, and soon the shape-shifting yarn just feels like lazy storytelling.
May 9, 2008
...like two hours of high-end perfume commercials.
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