In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little immigrant girl recovering from a fall, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Making sure he keeps the girl interested in the story he interweaves her family and people she likes from the hospital into his tale.
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Jean Lowerison San Diego Metropolitan
October 18, 2008 The story Roy tells is involving enough and so beautifully shot (see how many locations you can name) that it's worth seeing for that alone.Read in Source
Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 06, 2010 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.Read in Source
Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008 Tarsem has found a home for his endlessly unique visions, and (wouldn't you know?) it's beyond artifice and stealing toward art.Read in Source
Bill Stamets Chicago Reader
December 17, 2008 The girl and the hospital patients and staff also turn up in his improvised adventure, extravagantly garbed by costume designer Eiko Ishioka.Read in Source
Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle
May 30, 2008 An achingly beautiful movie and a triumph of location scouting, with more cosmopolitan spectacle than the past three Indiana Jones and James Bond movies combined.Read in Source
Walter Chaw Film Freak Central
June 09, 2009 I wonder if it's unforgivable heresy to say The Cell is badly underestimated and due for revisionism while The Fall, despite its relative obscurity, is badly overestimated.Read in Source
Trevor Johnston Time Out
October 03, 2008 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.Read in Source
Mark Bourne Film.com
February 02, 2009 ...a movie that not only expected me to pay attention, it assumed that I could.Read in Source
Nick Rogers Suite101.com
November 07, 2008 Something like a Sir David Lean epic crossed with trippy offshoots of tall tales of Zorro, Ali Baba and Pecos Bill rolled into one, The Fall is a sun-kissed companion to Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth. A brilliant follow-up from Tarsem Singh.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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