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Fallen

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Amy Lee, Ben Moody, ...
Evanescence: Robert Millard/ZUMA Press/NewsCom

Fallen

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Embeth Davidtz, John Goodman, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini, Donald Sutherland
director:
Gregory Hoblit
genre:
Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

The genre now too old to be called nü-metal isn’t exactly overflowing with spine-tinglingly great vocalists –let alone female ones. Amy Lee, lead singer of gloomy Arkansas rockers Evanescence, is an exception. But her pure soprano and sharp hooks are too often swamped by the goofy, gothic melodrama of Fallen‘s lyrics (”I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge”) and arrangements (enough with the medieval choirs, already).