The Falling (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Falling (2015)



Critic Consensus: Well-acted and overall unsettling, The Falling delivers thought-provoking thrills -- and suggests a bright future for writer-director Carol Morley.

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A mesmerising psychological drama, this film explores a mysterious fainting outbreak in 1969 at an all-girls school.

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Critic Reviews for The Falling

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (9)

There are so many acute insights, striking images and impressive performances in it, not least from lead Maisie Williams, it's a tragic shame that elsewhere inexperience shows and the last 15 minutes devolve into a morass of melodramatic incident.

December 15, 2015 | Full Review…

All hail an uncanny British thriller.

April 24, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Carol Morley follows up the mesmerising Dreams of a Life with a tedious period drama set in an all-girls school.

April 23, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Carol Morley's potently suggestive follow-up to 2011's Dreams of a Life ...

April 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One of the strengths of the film is its accurate and barbed portrayal of changing British social attitudes.

April 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Atmospheric, insightful and darkly funny.

April 23, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
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I really enjoyed this. I can see why someone wouldn't, if they were expecting a horror movie. It's not, it's a psychological mystery. The whole thing is clearly a metaphor for teenage female sexuality. I got that, and I'm usually the last one to "get" this type of thing. I think it's pretty well done. It's quite creepy but still manages to be engaging. Admittedly, the brother is a bit of a wtf, but honestly I don't think this one is to be taken too literally.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Very much in the tradition of Picnic At Hanging Rock and Beautiful Creatures, The Falling is an idiosyncratic and wonderfully acted masterpiece.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

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