The Fallen

User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 3 out of 11

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User Reviews

  1. LeighS.
    Mar 13, 2006
    10
    A definite indie classic. You must go see.
  2. MitchellB.
    Mar 13, 2006
    9
    There's still hope for passionate, talented, dedicated independent filmmakers. The film provides a completely humanistic look at soldiers at war. Great ensemble acting from a large multinational cast in three languages, amazing production values, humor, pathos, tragedy. It looks like a fine foreign film, only the movie was actually made in Brooklyn! Rumor has it that it cost far less There's still hope for passionate, talented, dedicated independent filmmakers. The film provides a completely humanistic look at soldiers at war. Great ensemble acting from a large multinational cast in three languages, amazing production values, humor, pathos, tragedy. It looks like a fine foreign film, only the movie was actually made in Brooklyn! Rumor has it that it cost far less than the reported "less than one million dollars", to make. To paraphrase THE FALLEN review in the New York Post, if only those pea brains in Hollywood would see this movie, they might learn a thing or two. I've seen the movie several times, and it gets better and more nuanced with each viewing. I only hope that others get to see it. Keep making making quality movies Ari Taub. Expand
  3. ScottR.
    Nov 19, 2006
    10
    Taub's take is one of a kind...no obvious precedent...will he strike again? Real reel lovers want to put him on our shoulders and carry him to Hollywood...should we? Next film Ari...do it again...show us you have the muse that moves us.
  4. RobertB.
    Apr 12, 2006
    10
    This is a unique Point-of-View narrative; it's more character driven than big plot oriented. It challenges your own loyalty to the characters as the characters struggle with their sense of loyalty.
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 60
    Thankfully, The Fallen is neither dour nor sentimental, but while the scope is ambitious and the tone refreshingly light on moralism, few of the innumerable characters and subplots elicit much sympathy.
  2. Directed by Ari Taub with a naturalistic style and a nonpartisan eye, The Fallen finds its humanity in the dailiness of a soldier's life, in the long stretches of nothing, where tensions swell and the killing of a deer can spark a mutiny.
  3. 75
    Though impressively ambitious and making the most of a small budget and talented cast, director Ari Taub's feature concentrates so intently on the day-to-day minutiae of infantry life on World War II's European front that the bigger picture gets lost.