Falling Down Synopsis
A traffic jam helps push a stressed-out former defense worker to the breaking point and beyond.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A few times every year, Hollywood makes a mistake, violates formula and actually makes a great picture. Falling Down is one of the great...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Falling Down does a good job of representing a real feeling in our society today. It would be a shame if it is seen only on a superficial...
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75

TV Guide

These adventures would be offensive if you could take them seriously, so it's probably good that you can't. Despite a nicely understated...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Schumacher could have exploited those tabloid headlines about solid citizens going berserk. Instead, the timely, gripping Falling Down puts...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
The filmmakers aren't out to make a crisp action fantasy like the vigilante movies of the 1970s. Their disaffected man has no specific...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Sure, the viewer who wants to see a tightly-paced thriller with gun-play and emotionally-satisfying moments won't be disappointed, but...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Demagogic shallowness has its appeal, and Falling Down could turn out to be the Network of the '90s. By the end, you may wish he'd just...
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Slickly directed by Joel Schumacher, who sees that each and every button in this unabashedly manipulative film is pushed hard, Falling Down...
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Falling Down is an intellectually sloppy, rebellious working-man adventure film that is little more than a set piece for Michael Douglas...
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12

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Hopped-up Falling Down is a technically proficient grabber that exploits white-male angst while adeptly juggling two stories filmed in...
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Rated R | For Violence