The Fall review

 

Terry Gilliam meets Christo. Imagine The Baron of Munchausen but with the cinematography and locales found in Planet Earth in high definition. Tarsem, whose first movie was the promising-but-flawed, Jennifer Lopez-wielding The Cell, thankfully keeps Lopez out of this production. And what a labor of love it is. The man traveled 18 countries to get some of the most stunning landscapes and buildings ever to grace actors. Oscar noms for cinematography, costume design, and art direction are sure to follow. The pacing is soporific and dreamy at times, and some may feel manipulated in the third act, but the ending; the ending is so original and fascinating it would never be greenlighted in a Hollywood vehicle. This really is something you have to see to believe. 

Rating: 9/10

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2 Responses to “The Fall review”

  1. SirCumSize Says:

    I watched this one last night and was bedazzled by the scenery. I wouldn’t go so far as to say something was missing, but the hospital location felt empty at times, maybe it was the little girl. I’m too cynical >_<

  2. jeredunn Says:

    Yeah, it was a bit cold at times, and the girl teeters on the edge of very cute and hella annoying. I loved the documentary ending though, so weird and unique-.

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