The Fall Tarsem, director of the indelible "Losing My Religion" video, made his entrée into feature film with the grandly horrific The Cell , but his new… The Fall Tarsem, director of the indelible "Losing My Religion" video, made his entrée into feature film with the grandly horrific The Cell , but his new… 2008-05-09 R PT116M Action/Adventure Sci-fi and Fantasy Catinca Untaru Lee Pace
Movie Review

The Fall (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
Justine Waddell, The Fall | PRETTY AS A PICTURE Tarsem's The Fall (Justine Waddell, pictured) is easy on the eyes, numbing to the brain
Image credit: Stephen Berkman
PRETTY AS A PICTURE Tarsem's The Fall (Justine Waddell, pictured) is easy on the eyes, numbing to the brain
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Limited Release: May 09, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 116 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Catinca Untaru

Tarsem, director of the indelible ''Losing My Religion'' video, made his entrée into feature film with the grandly horrific The Cell, but his new film The Fall is one of those cloddish, inert vanity projects that's dotted with striking visuals yet almost impossible to sit through. In the 1930s, a girl in a hospital hears a tale of multiethnic crime fighters — a story scattered to the point of incoherence. The images, shot in exotic locations around the world, include an orange desert, a blue city, and a theater that looks like an M.C. Escher print. They would all make great album covers. D+

Originally posted May 16, 2008 Published in issue #992-993 May 23, 2008 Order article reprints