• Released
  • May 9, 2008
  • R , 1 hr 34 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 343 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A little girl strikes up a friendship with a bedridden man who tells her a whimsical story.

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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A movie that you might want to see for no other reason than because it exists. There will never be another like it.
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88

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
The Fall is a movie whose every frame pulsates with the desire to be a transportive, transcendent work of cinema. And each one of said...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Dazzling and delirious, The Fall is a celebration of cinema, of old-fashioned storytelling and globe-hopping spectacle.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Although the film revolves around a child, it's not a children's movie: A cruel and bitter undertone runs through the fanciful adventures,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's an achingly beautiful movie and a triumph of location scouting, with more cosmopolitan spectacle than the past three Indiana Jones and...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Fall is aptly named not only because it pertains to a tragic descent but because viewers will feel as if they have plunged headlong...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Fall is what you'd get if you told a fiendishly gifted graphic illustrator the plot of "The Princess Bride" and sent him off to come up...
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
It's the kind of movie for which the phrase ''you've never seen anything like it before'' was invented. The question is whether anyone...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It has a rich premise and no lack of amazements. What it lacks in any sort of dramatic shape.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Tarsem and his screenwriting collaborators aren't able to come up with enough interesting justifications for their sudden shifts, and soon...
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Rated R | For some violent images