A divorced man’s trip to visit his daughter on her birthday turns into a violent rampage through the streets of LA, fueled by the various flaws he finds in contemporary society. An exceptional thriller film with building tension, intertwined with a fantastic social critique on the decaying moral values , greed and rudeness of today’s society. The beauty of the film lies in the sheer relatability of the main character and the factors which contribute to him resorting to violence.
Superb performance from Michael Douglas as the increasingly violent vigilante D-FENS. Robert Duvall plays a great supporting role as Prendergast. An excellent portrait of a man’s spiraling descent into madness. Culmination ending.
Notable editing and great direction. Nominated for the Palme D’Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. A severely underrated Must-Watch!
Falling Down Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey