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8.8

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88

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

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  1. Beautifully shot by the French cinematographer Georges PĂ©rinal (whose credits include Cocteau's "Blood of a Poet"), the film soon evolves from a claustrophobic domestic affair into a mordantly discomfiting look at the betrayal of innocence.
  2. 90
    The Fallen Idol has been overshadowed by the noir comedy, giddy style, and Cold War thematics of Reed and Greene's subsequent sensation "The Third Man," but (in similarly dealing with the nature of betrayal) The Fallen Idol is actually a superior psychological drama.
  3. 90
    This is a fine example of British commercial filmmaking at its highest level of craftsmanship.