The Falls
The Falls (1980)

After cutting his teeth on 14 years' worth of short subjects, director Peter Greenaway made his feature-film debut with the pseudo-documentary The Falls. The added length does nothing to dilute Greenaway's singular sense of the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1980
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2006
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

The Falls turns cinema into a puzzle or game-one that Greenaway continues to play, with increasing indifference to the amusement of lesser minds.

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Christopher Null

Its value as cinema is, it goes without saying, iffy, but it's a perfect party movie

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film is deranged and hypnotic.

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Shane Burridge

Greenaway's punning and deadpan humour underscore the futility of this project.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Falls is as unique as any film ever made.

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