The Fall (2006)
Critic Consensus: More visually elaborate than the fragmented story can sometimes support, The Fall walks the line between labor of love and filmmaker self-indulgence.
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as Roy Walker
as Nurse Evelyn/Sister Evelyn
as Doctor/Alexander the Great
as Alexander's Messenger
as Walt Purdy
as Mr. Sabatini
as Dr. Whitaker
as Father Augustine
as Alexandria's Father/Bandit
as Luigi/One-Legged Actor
as Indian/Orange Picker
as Otta Benga/Ice Delivery Man
as Indian's Bride
as Mystic/Orange Picker
as Chief Mystic
as Crying Woman
as Alexandria's Mother
as Sinclair/Governor Odious
as Alexandria's Sister
Critic Reviews for The Fall
...a movie that not only expected me to pay attention, it assumed that I could.
The girl and the hospital patients and staff also turn up in his improvised adventure, extravagantly garbed by costume designer Eiko Ishioka.
Tarsem has found a home for his endlessly unique visions, and (wouldn't you know?) it's beyond artifice and stealing toward art.
The film may look a treat in a static kind of way but the whole is a piece of turgid pictorialism that ends up unbearably dull.
It veers towards sentimentality at times but the leads' terrific performances help ground this original and thoroughly enjoyable tale.
Audience Reviews for The Fall
Aesthetically stunning, with a wonderful cinematography and production design, this is a highly imaginative and ambitious (yet also certainly self-indulgent) film about love, and it is impossible not to love little Catinca Untaru, who couldn't be any better or cuter, she is fantastic.
A multicultural ,surrealistic ,epic story about an adventure where darkness, betrayal and love take place. But that's not the main story ,no, that's the fairytale for the little Alexandria which Roy makes up. Extremely moving and funny. The Soundtrack is a masterpiece!
Colorful and strange. The channeled improvisation between child actress Catinca Untaru and Lee Pace is fantastic, adding a dimension of believability and realism to some rather questionable exchanges of dialogue.
The Fall Quotes
|Alexandria:||What means suicide?|
|Roy Walker:||But it's my story!|
|Roy Walker:||Are you trying to save my soul?|
|Charles Darwin/Orderly:||Shoot, you animals. They'll pay you well for Darwin's hide.|