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The Fall

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.
Keywords:  #Catinca Untaru #Justine Waddell #Lee Pace #Tarsem Singh #The Falling
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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.
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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.
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Kelly Vance
August 15, 2011
So what if the front story is a little contrived?
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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.
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Nick Rogers
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.
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James Berardinelli
May 30, 2008
Sometimes, looking good isn't enough.
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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.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
May 30, 2008
Pace and Untaru generate an unforced chemistry that makes them pleasant company for a couple of hours, but they almost work against the movie's need to establish narrative tension. They appear to be having such a good time that Roy's self-destructive impu
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.
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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.
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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.
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Mark Bourne
February 02, 2009
...a movie that not only expected me to pay attention, it assumed that I could.
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IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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