• Memo Padilla

    ★★★½ Watched by Memo Padilla 19 Oct, 2014

    Michael Douglas's performance makes the film worthwhile, very forced moments but we drive on roads where the improbable and reality intersect. Photography Andrzej Bartkowiak is another feature of this film stands out and keep alguas sequences as witnesses of madness.

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    La actuación de Michael Douglas hace que valga la pena la película, con momentos muy forzados pero que nos conducen en caminos donde lo inverosímil y lo real se cruzan. La fotografía de Andrzej Bartkowiak es otra de las características de esta película destaca por alguas secuencias y por mantenernos como testigos de la locura.

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  • mp27reviewer

    ★★★★½ Added by mp27reviewer

    A fantastic look at society that is still relevant. This film should absolutely be watched. It's thrilling and the cat and mouse game is so intriguing. Simultaneously the characters can be scarily relatable

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★½ Watched by Joe DiCanio 14 Sep, 2014

    Rating: C+

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  • Maverick1701A

    ★★★ Rewatched by Maverick1701A 06 Oct, 2014

    Falling Down is the story of a man that gets caught up in traffic, and he snaps. He leaves his car in traffic and decides to walk home. He runs into different individuals that get in his way and rub him the wrong way. Michael Douglas is pretty believable as a man gone off the edge, and Robert Duvall is also convincing as a cop trying to stop him on his last day as a cop. Overall the script is…

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  • Trent

    ★★ Watched by Trent 10 Sep, 2014

    Had to watch this for school

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  • BillyStevenson

    Watched by BillyStevenson 18 Sep, 2014

    “A tale of urban reality” for the 1990s, Falling Down follows William Foster (Michael Douglas), a white middle class everyman, as he rampages his way across L.A. over the course of a single day, trying to make it “home” to his estranged ex-wife (Barbara Hershey) while pursued by a policeman who’s working his own last day before retirement (Robert Duvall). In many ways, it feels like a critique of the vigilante films of the late 1970s and early 1980s, although…

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  • Coalton Ross

    ★★★ Watched by Coalton Ross 08 Sep, 2014

    Though the film has excellent performances and its narrative is well-paced, Falling Down lacks coherence in its message. Its ideology features a protagonist willing to go farther than any human should in order to justify his annoyances at trivial matters and affairs beyond his capability to change. While this makes for a highly entertaining film and a juicy, complex role for Michael Douglas, the themes of the film suffer from a lack of structure and resolute delivery as a result of its bitterness and heavy-handed delivery.

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  • Erix Antoine

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Erix Antoine 31 Aug, 2014

    I'm inclined to call this the quintessential 90s movie.

    Because, as an apocalyptic observation of American society in fast decay at the dawn of the Clinton administration, well...it's pretty friggin transportive. At the time of its release, it felt like a potent powder keg -- one of those rare movies that actually take you inside to live in them. Now, it still feels that way. But the time capsule aspect of it is eerie and resonant in some unexpected ways.…

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  • Juan Bacaro

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Juan Bacaro 28 Aug, 2014

    Luego de la apoteósica + monstruosa "Relatos Salvajes", ¿cómo no rememorar el tema con esta gema de hace ya más de 20 años?

    Es además el único guión de largometraje (o casi) de Ebbe Roe Smith, cuya foto en IMDB es muy sugerente y extraña.

    La película estuvo en Cannes compitiendo por la Palme d'Or. Para mí una de las mejores de Joel Schumacher, sumada a "Veronica Guerin", "The Lost Boys", "Flawless", "Phone Booth", "The Client" y "A time to…

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  • Sam Donchess

    ★★★½ Watched by Sam Donchess 23 Aug, 2014

    It's crazy that this was from the same guy who made "Batman Forever" and "Batman & Robin". Schumacher has plenty of great ideas about violence and anarchy that are explored in pocketed moments, but nothing more than that.

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  • Erik Stolpmann

    ★★★ Watched by Erik Stolpmann 14 Aug, 2014

    You probably won't like Michael Douglas in Falling Down, but you probably won't hate him, either. He is something of an anti-hero, although one that encompasses the rage against our consumeristic society that dictates the narrative. It is more tame than one might think, but delivers several tense scenes that will reveal the growing decay in Douglas' character alongside the growing decay of society around him.

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  • Sarah Collins

    ★★★½ Watched by Sarah Collins 09 Aug, 2014

    Has everything I need in a film. I really enjoyed this, Michael Douglas is not someone I rate highly at all but this kinda changed my opinion. It's angst and anger worked fantastic and the script was pretty top notch too.

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