Written May 10, 2008
IT SAYS "READ REVIEWS" BUT ALL IT DOES IS GIVE RATE BUTTONS!
Written May 29, 2008
I just saw the screening for this movie - and for 2 hours I was transported AND plunged head-long into a DAZZLINGLY sumptuous opulently expertly-crafted imaginative tale of mortality, despair, hope, love, betrayal, redemption, revenge, and friendship - drawn into a story-within-a-story.
Shot in 18 (!!!) countries - the surreal cinematography and visual smorgasbord served up frame after frame of expertly directed scenes that are pleasing to the eyes. This movie is a PRIME example of what an ART film should be. Director Tarsem Singh is a force to be reckoned with! He also directed the equally visually stunning and memorable THE CELL starring Jennifer Lopez.
The Fall is a MUST-SEE for genuine movie fans who appreciate genuine movie-making.
I am looking forward already to Tarsem Singh's next movie WESTWORLD - a remake of the 1973 Yul Brynner/James Brolin movie-adaptation of Michael Crichton's similarly titled novel.
I HIGHLY recommend The Fall.
Written May 28, 2008
This film (by Tarsem Singh) was shot in a number of wonderful locations (such as India), has some impressive sets and costumes and some quite good acting by leads LEE PACE (as injured stunt actor Roy Walker) and charming young CATINCA UNTARU as Alexandria, the girl who tries to help him recover in a hospital after World War I. What it doesn’t have is a sensible, clear story you can really enjoy, since Roy is such an inherently depressed character who creates stories for Alexandria to try to induce her to get him excessive medications. There are some humorous elements, and some fabulous architectural structures you can take pleasure in. But, I think you’ll have some difficulty in truly enjoying the film as an overall experience: it’s not bad, it’s just frequently somewhat confusing, and, to me the whole doesn’t add up to more than the sum of its disparate parts. In other words, it’s more fascinating than pleasurable. Best to think twice before you decide to spend your time seeing it.
Written July 10, 2008
Excellent story, characters are very memorable. Beautifully shot a must go
Written June 08, 2008
The Fall is totally brilliant in the European tradition. I actually cannot find words that adequately express how my limbic brain connected with this movie.