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wasn't a movie that you can not forget for a while. One Time watch!! overall 4.5/10
Something about heaven, hell, demon's and angel's sends my imagination to great places. I enjoyed this film for that reason alone.
I can understand why some disliked this movie but there seems to be more bad then good in all of the reviews. I am one of the few who thinks there is more good then bad. Movies should keep one entertained and this was entertaining to me. 7/10
I saw the last part of 'Fallen' on tv, just had to rate it before I go to sleep.

I think Fallen is one of the best thrillers around. It has a good story, a creepy plot and good actors. I can't believe why the critics didn't like this movie. Hm. Well, no big review for this one :), I'm going to sleep - right about... now!
Fallen has a lot of very good actors working to serve a potentially effective script, yet somehow it never comes together as a horror film or convinces us that what we are watching could potentially happen. Horror is never frightening when it is implausible, and so the best horror films convince us that things we should know are unlikely (alien invasions, demonic possessions, etc.) might, just might, take place. For some of its running length, Fallen is disturbing and unsettling, but we keep waiting for the film to push through and transcend its somewhat preposterous premise, and it never does. Denzel Washington plays a police detective who is satisfied with his work in capturing a vicious serial killer. When the killer is executed (via the electric chair), Washington believes his troubles are over. However, people on the street begin whistling the same song that the killer sang as he died, and eventually, Washington becomes convinced that the actual killer is Azazel, a fallen angel who inhabits the bodies of different humans and passes through them quite rapidly. Since Azazel is a malicious and dangerous force, Washington sets out to find him, and his actions eventually have deadly consequences. Fallen has an interesting plot (if one is willing to accept mumbo-jumbo about angels and the like), but it is never able to develop in ways that surprise or frighten us. The cast is superb: in addition to Washington, Donald Sutherland, John Goodman and James Gandolfini fill out the supporting roles. Yet they are not really developed as characters, and seem more like empty bodies for the spirit of the angel to eventually inhabit. It could be argued that Fallen is meant as an allegory about the futility of the death penalty, but that would be applying depth and thought to a film short on both.

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Every time I hear that song from now on, I will be creeped out. This was a pretty good movie with good performances from Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, and James Gandolfini.

The idea of the demon, Azazel, moving from one body to another gave kind of a hopeless feel because...he inhabits a person and the person tries to kill John Hobbes (Washington), so Hobbes has to either die or kill an innocent person. And even when he does kill an innocent person, Azazel can just move to someone else. It's really a vicious cycle.

When Azazel was chasing the woman and she ran through the people and he was just touching the next person to get closer to her, that was creepy.

Good performances and execution...not the happy ending we might want, but that's ok. Good movie.
6.50/10
GENERALLY STUPID SUPERNATURAL THRILLER, WITH YET ANOTHER OVERACTED PERFORMANCE BY DENZEL. LOSES STEAM AFTER A PROMISING FIRST HOUR, AFTER THAT IT DRAGS THE VIEWER INTO TEDIUM.
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FALLEN
(GREGORY HOBLIT, 1998)
R
2 HOURS 5 MINUTES
Fallen (1998): 5/10

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