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The Fall

Kooky, clunky, and empty
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 28, 2008
2.0 2.0 Stars
The Fall
Tarsem Singh's kooky epic is the first American film ever to star a Romanian child actress, Catinca Untaru. Alexandra is the wounded child of a migrant worker in 1920s California; wandering about the hospital, she befriends a depressed Hollywood stuntman, Roy Waller (Lee Pace), with a broken back and a girlfriend who’s been stolen away. Waller tells the little girl an Arabian Nights spinoff story about five musclebound honchos who’re plotting the overthrow of an evil governor. The hook: the tale is shot, serial-fashion, in 20 fabulous locations around the world, from Prague to Cape Town. The reality: the tale is a clunky and empty one, each chapter more tedious than the one before. 117 minutes | Kendall Square
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