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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visually Arresting!
A movie stuntman (Lee Pace from "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day") in early 1920's Los Angeles is laid-up from a serious fall and is suicidal. An inquisitive little girl (amazingly cute Catinca Untaru) begins asking him questions and before anyone realizes it, he begins to tell her fanciful stories. Director Tarsem Singh channels Spielberg with his amazing and enormously...
Published on Sept. 29 2008 by Martin A Hogan

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2.0 out of 5 stars Weird
This movie is just plain weird. Maybe I didn't understand it (I didn't) but then I found it very confusing
Published 15 months ago by THOMAS J GOWDYK


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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visually Arresting!, Sept. 29 2008
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco, CA. (Hercules)) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Fall (Sous-titres français) (DVD)
A movie stuntman (Lee Pace from "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day") in early 1920's Los Angeles is laid-up from a serious fall and is suicidal. An inquisitive little girl (amazingly cute Catinca Untaru) begins asking him questions and before anyone realizes it, he begins to tell her fanciful stories. Director Tarsem Singh channels Spielberg with his amazing and enormously grand cinematography. The loosely told love story with wild adventurers, heroes and princesses is shown in colorfully large scale in dramatic places. From crystal clear waters of an ocean reef to sand deserts and the Taj Mahal, the look is nothing short of mesmerizing (ever seen an elephant swim in a lush reef filmed from underneath?) The despondent stuntman tells the story in hopes of getting the young girl to procure him a bottle of lethal morphine. In the process, his story grows and progresses into wild and visually arresting backdrops. Costumes and characters are played out in over twenty countries with no CGI effects - all the visuals were done with thousands of extras and enormous outdoor sets. The story of the stuntman and the little girl takes on its own life and the two intertwine with dramatic and endearing results. The ending is rich, clever and more than satisfying. This is a film that has to be seen to be believed. They just don't make them like this anymore.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Cinematography, Sept. 20 2009
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Charlene M. (Vancouver, BC, Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Fall (Sous-titres français) (DVD)
Alexandria (played by Catinca Untaru) is a precocious 6-year-old girl who has broken her arm and must remain in hospital. But she doesn't spend much time in bed, and instead explores the people and rooms of the hospital until she befriends stunt actor Roy (Lee Pace from "Pushing Daisies"), who is bedridden after a bad stunt accident. Roy enchants Alexandria with stories about bandits, princesses, and Indians. This is where director Tarsem ("The Cell") weaves in fantasy sequences, and creates a visual masterpiece with brilliant colours and surreal landscapes of epic proportions. The acting is great - Catinca is genuine and charmingly sweet, and Lee is perfect as the broken anti-hero.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully striking, March 3 2015
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A beautiful movie with striking visuals. The little girl just steals your heart!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Movie., Aug. 7 2014
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“What a stunning picture of beauty this is, filmed over a four year period in eighteen different countries,
Director “Tarsem’s, the Fall” is an unforgettable movie experience,
1920 Los Angeles, Follow a little girl Alexandria (Catinca Untaru) a five year old girl Hospitalized from a fall,
who was told this fascinating story about this bad Governor Odious, the story has a significant meaning to the
story teller, that I wont divulged in my review, this kid was so outstanding in her role, I was captivated by her performance,
presented by David Fincher” and Spike Jonze” this is one spectacle to behold, Stunning movie,
5.1 Dolby True HD.
1.85:1
Lovely Movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Fall Review, March 25 2013
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The non-CGI scenery and the acting of the child antagonist make it worth a watch. The interweaving of the "fairy-tale" story line and the "real life" characters has been done before, but it works here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good vid., June 30 2014
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An exciting adventure, well suited for the whole family. 2 boys, 15 and 13 watched and were kept involved the whole movie.
They liked the story and the action/adventure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, Feb. 8 2014
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It is film is really beautiful, a real masterpiece.
One of those few movies that get you into the mind, heart and soul.
It is impossible not to love this film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the purchase, Dec 3 2013
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This is one of my favourite movies and it is certainly the one most worth having in blu-ray. Amazing images and the extras on the dvds are definitely a nice bonus.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Magnifique!, Oct. 7 2013
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Ghislain Bédard (Québec, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Fall (Sous-titres français) (DVD)
Ce film à la photographie superbe raconte une histoire des plus touchantes. J'ai vu et revu ce film que je classe parmi les meilleurs films de ma collection.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular visuals., July 26 2010
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Shawn (United States) - See all my reviews
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This is an excellent film for anyone interested in phenomenal cinematography, dazzling shots taken at real locations across the globe (none of the locations are enhanced or created by CGI), and a curious little tale that a newly paraplegic stuntman tells a young girl with a broken arm at the hospital about 5 men who have sworn revenge on the evil governor Odious.

The visuals in the film are worth spending the extra cash on Blu-Ray over the DVD version, especially if you have a fairly up-to-date television with 1080p. A fairly good home theater system would also be recommended as some of the film's music really takes you into the film. Tarsem has created (a little self-indulgent and pretentious, perhaps) such a visual masterpiece that Roger Ebert has put it best: "You might want to see for no other reason than because it exists. There will never be another like it."
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