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Rotten: Denzel Washington has the almost impossible task of holding together a convoluted picture that's only intermittently suspenseful and not very engaging emotionally or intellectually.
- Emanuel Levy, Variety, Friday, January 11, 2008
Fresh: A crafty piece of work, ending with a pair of marvelous twists.
- Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, September 26, 2002
Fresh: Despite the negatives, I'm still recommending Fallen on the strength of its complex plot and especially its ending, which I loved.
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000
A fantastic thriller, from start to end...It protrays although not its major theme a sort of rise and fall factor...we see Police detective John Hobbes gain notoriety for capturing wily serial killer Edgar Reese... Immediately after Reese is executed, Hobbes is plunged into the case of a killer who seems to be copycatting Reese. Hobbes's investigation soon leads him to discover that this is no copycat, however; Reese -- or at least the evil that was inside him -- has managed to survive the execution, and is jumping from one body to another to continue killing, and to terrorize Hobbes himself. A battle of wits ensues between good and evil and becomes increasingly personal for Hobbes, he must turn to a theologian's theories on demonology as his only hope for defeating the demon that was inside Reese...
- Showrogan, Wednesday, October 24, 2007
John Hobbes: I got a bad feeling about this. Jonesy: Yeah, me too. Somebody is playing with my dick and it ain't me. A neat combination of detective mystery and supernatural thriller. Denzel Washington stars as a big city detective who has just claimed some fame after catching a serial killer. Things start to become a little funny from him when a new series of murders start to occur, with evidence linking back to that same, now executed, killer. As it turns out, the spirit of a demon is traveling by touch from person to person, doing what it wants, and is now pissed off at Denzel's character, therefore wants to make his life hell. I enjoy this movie because the story is a nice mix of two genres, it is slickly directed, easily taking a few notes from films like Se7en, and the demon stuff is handled in a cool sort of way. Add to that a strong supporting cast including John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Elias Koteas, and Embeth Davidtz as well as a couple sweet uses of Rolling Stones songs, and you have yourself an entertaining flick. Azazel: Time is on my side. Yes it is.
- DrZeek, Monday, August 13, 2007