The Fallen
The Fallen (2004)

War makes for uneasy alliances and dangerous loyalties in this period military drama. During the waning days of World War II in late 1944, German troops in the Italian Alps are struggling to defend "the Gothic Line," their… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 10, 2004
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

War is hell, it maintains -- and though we've heard that before, Taub and his crack international company make us feel it.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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.

Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

While the scope is ambitious and the tone refreshingly light on moralism, few of the innumerable characters and subplots elicit much sympathy.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

The photography and period detailing are excellent, and Taub, who displays real feeling for the innocent bystanders of war, finds the occasional small, surprising moment.

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Anton Bitel

This multiethnic, polyglot war epic successfully marries its grand ambitions to a minuscule budget.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You care for these warriors, no matter which uniform they're wearing.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

Italian locations, strong acting in three different languages, and sharply written snapshots of individual soldiers from all four sides of the conflict add up to a multifaceted close-up of daily life on the lines.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A squad of German soldiers is reinforced by the Italians in the final days of the war in the face of certain defeat by the advancing allies. The version of this… More
Barry Lappin
Touted as 'Saving Private Ryan only better'. I dont know who wrote that but they clearly hadnt watched it. Unbeleivably poor.