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The Fall

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Justine Waddell, The Fall
Stephen Berkman

The Fall

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
116 minutes
seasons:
2
Limited Release Date:
05/09/08
performer:
Catinca Untaru, Lee Pace
director:
Tarsem Singh
author:
Dan Gilroy, Nico Soultanakis
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure

We gave it a D+

Tarsem, director of the indelible ”Losing My Religion” video, made his entrée into feature film with the grandly horrific The Cell, but his new film The Fall is one of those cloddish, inert vanity projects that’s dotted with striking visuals yet almost impossible to sit through. In the 1930s, a girl in a hospital hears a tale of multiethnic crime fighters — a story scattered to the point of incoherence. The images, shot in exotic locations around the world, include an orange desert, a blue city, and a theater that looks like an M.C. Escher print. They would all make great album covers. D+

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