• orbit4l

    ★★★½ Watched by orbit4l 03 Jun, 1993

    "I'm just standing up for my rights as a consumer."

    And as an employee, a citizen, a father, a husband, a man. And it all falls down in this (sometimes facile) white-male-angst-centered yet memorable '90s picture.

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  • Joey Katz

    ★★★★ Watched by Joey Katz 26 Aug, 2015

    Republicans Gone Wild.

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  • Badran

    Added by Badran

    Modern life defined.

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  • thewayofcinema

    ★★★½ Added by thewayofcinema

    Pretty cool film.

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  • William Kretschmer

    ★★★★ Rewatched by William Kretschmer 03 Jun, 2013

    An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
    Near masterpiece of social satire with a simple narrative forwarded by a succession of scenes - often little stories in themselves - open for multiple interpretation, with two stellar lead performances.

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  • dominoparker

    ★½ Watched by dominoparker 20 Aug, 2015

    Actually subverts a lot of the narrative I remembered it for. I've actually had people talk to me in the past about this movie as though they really identified with Michael Douglas' character and watching the movie this time I could see that he is clearly not the person to be identifying with. He even bemusedly says "I'm the bad guy?" at the end which is clear to audience (at least it should be) and is a good approximation of…

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  • Colleen

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Colleen 05 Jan, 2015

    I love this film and I had seen it before, but this felt like the first time. Since moving to Los Angeles, it was a real treat to watch this again with new eyes open to the scenery I recognize from my daily life. It gives this movie a whole new perspective. Like, how the hell did she get such an awesome house on Venice boardwalk like that?! It hasn't been like that in years. And of course the whole…

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  • Not Ben Sachs

    Added by Not Ben Sachs

    An appropriately one-dimensional response to the then-topical issue of political correctness, Joel Schumacher’s FALLING DOWN (1993, 115 min, 35mm; Thursday, 8pm) uses the resentment of middle-class white males as the grist for a DIRTY HARRY-style action drama. As with much of Schumacher’s work, this is compulsively watchable, albeit so married to the style of its period (Schumacher did begin his career as a costume designer, after all) that it functions best today as anthropology. The performances—which include Michael Douglas’ star…

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  • Kayo Jolongbayan

    ★★★★½ Added by Kayo Jolongbayan

    A wicked fable about society falling down and a renegade citizen who became tired out of it. It's such a tricky film with a divisive character who is either an anti-hero or a rebellious saint.

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  • Paul Phoenix

    ★★★★ Watched by Paul Phoenix 05 Aug, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Joel Schumacher will not be remembered for this film thanks to Batman & Robin, and Falling Down will not be remembered for its criticisms of society and economic issues that are especially relevant post-9/11 thanks to the racial elements that people misinterpreted as racism.

    It's also interesting that this movie should inspire the Foo Fighters music video for their song, "Walk". In it, Dave Grohl might seem like a fun vigilante to you who kicks the ass of some jerks. While…

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  • Dan Bremner

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Dan Bremner 03 Aug, 2015 8

    Film 329 of my 2015 500 Film Challenge

    "Grand Theft Douglas"

    The 90's truly were the best decade for film. You got awesome films like Falling Down, a film about Michael Douglas cracking on a hot summer's day and going on a city wide rampage to get home for his estranged daughter's birthday and comes head to head with Robert Duval's policeman who is one day from retirement.

    When watching Falling Down the first thing that struck me was Michael…

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  • Andy Lunn

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Andy Lunn 31 Jul, 2015 2

    I had time, so I decided to make it two F movies this week in my alphabet quest.

    Falling Down is a great movie. It is a bit ridiculous and follows many well tred ideas, but it executes them with a wink and is hugely entertaining. What struck me this time is how young the cast look, but I guess the movie is 20 odd years old now.

    Good fun, just don't watch it if life, work or both are getting you down.

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