• stevenedwards

    ★★½ Watched by stevenedwards 13 Jun, 2014

    Sporadically successful as a biting satire and black comedy, this is a troubling watch due to the times that we live in. It is no fault of the film, but with the how prevalent these rampages are across our country lately it is hard to necessarily cheer for someone like this.

    Douglas is pretty great in the role though, convincing us that someone who had a day like this would being acting this irrationally. The script doesn't give him quite…


  •  Justin Purwitsky

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Justin Purwitsky 03 Oct, 2013

    This is probably Joel Shumacher's best film. It's taught, tight, tense and terrific. Douglas and Duval are fantastic. The story is original and realistic (well there are moments that are over the top) and the script is very very well written.

    This is no kid's film as the subject matter is dark and disturbing and gets more so as the film escalates. I've seen this film numerous times and it never looses its power to shock. That is a a…


  • JohnQuinn

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by JohnQuinn 23 May, 2014

    Blu-ray: The first time I saw this movie, it reminded me of my Dad.
    Watching it today in 2014, the movie reminds me of me.
    Why wasn't an album soundtrack of this score by James Newton Howard ever produced?
    Update: a score soundtrack was finally produced - in 2014. Better late than never.


  • David Raposa

    ★½ Watched by David Raposa 23 May, 2014

    Maybe another director could make a honest-to-goodness film about a proto-libertarian semi-bigoted shut-in cockwit that's upset at the world because he lost his job and he treated his family like shit and soda's expensive and the local Whattaburger clone deigns to not serve breakfast after 11:30 AM. Maybe that director could've unearthed the kernels of truth that are embedded in this scattershot script and made some salient points about modern society and the ways of the world. Maybe another director…


  • Alistair

    ★★★½ Watched by Alistair 23 May, 2014

    A great portrayal of a descent into insanity immensely supported by a great central performance from Michael Douglas.


  • Neth

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Neth 19 May, 2014

    If you can get past the confused morals, this remains a furious attack on the inanities of modern city life. Douglas makes for a compelling villain - and make no bones, he IS the villain - but it's Duvall who brings the humanity.


  • Gavin Rye

    ★★★½ Watched by Gavin Rye 09 May, 2014 1

    Watching this has been a long time coming and it lived up to expectations nicely. Douglas gives a great performance as a guy that just can't take it anymore. I did think that maybe the film could have worked a little better if he was actually a nice guy before this rather than a racist, bad father and husband. Not that it doesn't work as it is, I just like the idea of the world shitting on a good guy…


  • Tim Ehrens

    ½ Watched by Tim Ehrens 10 May, 2014

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


  • amiladm

    ★★★½ Watched by amiladm 07 May, 2014

    Could have loved the movie, unless the protagonist become a criminal by resorting to true violence.


  • rassoodocks

    ★★★ Watched by rassoodocks 03 May, 2014

    This reminded me somewhat of Taxi Driver but if you start about 15 minutes before the end and expand those last 15 minutes to two hours. And add Tommy Lee Jones' subplot from No Country For Old Men and flip it around. Replace Tommy Lee Jones with Robert Duvall, and Robert De Niro with Michael Douglas. Then you've got the gist of Falling Down, a social commentary that has something to say about entitlement and the pitfalls of trying to…


  • noeletta

    ★★★ Watched by noeletta 28 Apr, 2014

    This movie tackles too many subjects at once: the main character's problem with his family, the main character's problem with the society... aaannd the supporting character's problem with his wife <- very unnecessary if you asked me. Do we really need his character development?

    I wish the movie focuses only on one subject and goes deep into it.
    Nevertheless this movie's execution is impressive. You can feel the intensity, the heat... (Love the first sequence!). The acting is solid- Michael…


  • David

    ★★★★ Rewatched by David 20 Apr, 2014