(1998) from Tuna
The Fall is a joint British-Hungarian
film about a former New York prosecutor who is living in Budapest with
his girlfriend, who has a high power job, and is working on his first
novel. He and the girlfriend are not getting along well. His life
becomes suddenly more interesting when a young woman barges into his
apartment and collapses on the floor. When he discovers a bloody
straight razor in her garter, he is more than a little concerned. We
know that she did kill one person chasing her, and that another is
still after her. She claims she and her daughter were kidnapped, and
they still have her daughter.
She gradually earns the trust of the would-be author, and they have
sex. Her supposed kidnapper is none other than an important official
in Budapest. The story told by the official, and those around him, is
very different than hers. During the final confrontation, the author
has to decide whom to trust. Soo Garay (Blues Brothers 2000) shows
breasts as a neighbor posing for her lesbian photographer girlfriend.
Hélène de Fougerolles (The Beach), as the troubled woman, shows
breasts in a lovemaking scene.
see the main commentary
IMDB readers give this 5.2 of 10, which may be the correct score, as
the performances were uneven, some of the minor characters were not
fleshed out, and some of the photography could have been much better.
I personally found it an interesting thriller, especially as the
conflict was so evenly presented that I could have believed the ending
either way it went.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDB readers say 5.2/10,
Apollo users, 58/100.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C.
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