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Film Review - After the Fall

AFTER THE FALL 1

While “After the Fall” isn’t the timeliest movie about the economic collapse of the United States, it does capture a sense of frustration with the pressures of unemployment and the humiliation it brings. Editor Saar Klein makes his directorial debut here, and it’s strong work despite a script that doesn’t capture the complexity of the premise, often giving in to sympathy when a more robust examination of the characters is necessary. Still, pressure points are crisply executed and star Wes Bentley is offered a chance to break his habitual screen iciness, contributing to an unusual take on financial ruin that teases criminal exploits, but somehow retains its interest in matters of personal responsibility. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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