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Fallen

  • Action
  • Crime/detective
  • 1998
  • Gregory Hoblit
  • 119 mins
  • 15

Summary

Supernatural thriller starring Denzel Washington. Philadelphia homicide detective John Hobbes faces his most bizarre challenge when he realises that an executed serial killer was acting as the refuge for an ancient demon that can travel from person to person by touch.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This is a convoluted Omen-esque chiller from the director of Primal Fear and Fracture, Gregory Hoblit. Denzel Washington gives a strong central performance as a Philadelphia homicide detective pursuing a supernatural serial killer. The initial development of the tale is intriguing, with seemingly disparate strands of information gradually combining into the discovery of a vengeful ancient god. But the atmosphere is only fitfully scary because of writer/producer Nicholas Kazan's loose-ended, pretentiously unresolved script. While the best sequence has the evil spirit transferred by simple touch around police headquarters, it's the shock Revelations-inspired climax that makes the biggest impression - for being so outrageously daft.

Credits

Cast

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John HobbesDenzel Washington
JonesyJohn Goodman
Lieutenant StantonDonald Sutherland
Gretta MilanoEmbeth Davidtz
LouJames Gandolfini
Edgar ReeseElias Koteas
ArtGabriel Casseus
SamMichael J Pagan

Crew

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DirectorGregory Hoblit

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
1998-03-13
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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