Fallen (Falling)
Fallen (Falling) (2006)

The death of a schoolteacher leads to a reunion between a handful of close friends in this drama from writer and director Barbara Albert. Five longtime friends return to the town where they grew up for the first time since they were… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 4, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Falling is at once a character study times five and something of a generational snapshot.

Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

It's all quite noisy, but there doesn't seem to be very much going on as the shared confidences and female bonding are not especially convincing.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Albert makes her existential study lively and entertaining through a mixture of thoughtful character development and unpredictable storytelling.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Barbara Albert, the director-writer of the Austrian soaper Falling, probably never thought to call her film One Wedding and a Funeral, but it would have been an appropriate title.

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Derek Elley

A well-played, cleanly shot but spectacularly empty tale of five female schoolmates reunited at a funeral for a teacher.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Charging Albert's film with looking too much like an American chick flick is to give it short shrift.

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David Fear
Time Out

Part feel-bad cinema and part female-bonding session, Barbara Albert's Big Chill-ish melodrama gathers together five former schoolmates who meet up again at a professor's funeral.

Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

If it weren't for the fine performances, FALLING might have proven sleep-inducing.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Fallen is about listlessness in the face of personal and global turmoil and about gesturing toward a political stance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
A difficult movie to understand, as the action moves from a funeral, to a roadside fair, to a wedding reception, to a bar, and back to somebody's house,… More