Fallen (1997)

Directed by Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear), Fallen is a blend of the police drama and supernatural thriller genres. Homicide detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) narrates, taking the audience back to "the time I almost died."… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 16, 1998
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Has an interesting premise. Unfortunately, it's just a recycling of old materials, and not all that thrilling.

Emanuel Levy

Denzel Washington has the almost impossible task of holding together a convoluted picture that's only intermittently suspenseful and not very engaging emotionally or intellectually.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

A stylish if seriously far-fetched nightmare.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an erratic yet rewarding thriller...

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

The first half of this movie holds some promise, but time is not on its side.

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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

A crafty piece of work, ending with a pair of marvelous twists.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Director Gregory Hoblit consistently opts for an atmosphere of gloomy malaise rather than going for the cheap shocks.

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Time Out

God (or the Devil) is in the detail: every time a fluid is taken into the body, the fidgety camera zooms in, fascinated, suspicious.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A human trifle that can be safely ignored in this eschatological genre.

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Emanuel Levy

A high-concept mating of the police thriller and the supernatural, Gregory Hoblit's movie (sophomore jinx?) will disappoint afficionados of both genres.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A pulse-less, predictable thriller which seats Denzel Washington in a thankless role as a decorated Philadelphia cop who is tormented by a demon who once… More
Melvin White
Edgar Reese: Howdy, folks. Ladies, gents, cocksuckers, pederasts, I hope you all enjoy the show. Yes, I do.  "Don't trust a soul." Despite… More
Alex roy
I find Gregory Hoblit to be a much underrated director. This impressive horror/thriller is very good. The film is definitely creepy and thrilling and Gregory… More
Lady D'arbanville
A Supernatural, unexplicable Serial Killer film, that left me feeling quite flat on my first viewing of this film, I?m a big fan of Serial Killer films and this… More
Martin Sahlin
It was pretty good. The cast seemed a little random...But Denzel Washington was good.
Derek Daniels
Just the cast alone should be reason to want to see this, but alongside all that you add on a great storyline with a twist that the killer could be anyone,… More

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