Fall Movie Review (Spoiler Free)
Genre: Thriller / Survival
Released: August 12, 2022
RunTime: 1 Hour, 47 Minutes
Directed By: Scott Mann
Starring: Virginia Gardner, Grace Fulton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Available On: Starz, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video
Best friends Hunter and Becky have a history of participating in adrenaline spiking activities. A year after tragedy strikes, the pair are reunited with a new task to conquer. Hunter has found an abandoned radio tower that stands at 2,000 feet. Inviting Becky along for the journey, Hunter documents the experience for her social media followers.
(A quick warning if you are planning on watching this film: the movie contains themes of death and suicide.)
This movie will leave your stomach in knots. Fall has reinforced my fear of heights and my dislike for birds. The trailer shows the main conflict of the story where Hunter and Becky find themselves stuck at the top of the tower. I had no idea what I was in for when I turned on this film. The chemistry between the best friends is natural and makes the story more engaging. The trials these two people are forced to endure is truly stomach churning. It is a situation that, with the beautiful cinematography and directing, is easy to imagine yourself in the characters’ shoes.
Fall has the perfect runtime. It is long enough to tell the whole story, but does not drag on and keeps the tension. The acting in this movie is fantastic. I would highly recommend watching the behind the scenes footage as well. Seeing the elements the cast and crew were filming in adds more realism to the movie.
Giving Hunter a social media presence was a cool, modern touch. It’s fun to see elements like that play out on screen. Her character felt very relatable for the modern generation. Through Hunter, we also see the perils of peer pressure. Her constant persistence on climbing the tower, despite Becky’s objections, caused them to get into the detrimental situation to begin with.
The plot twists used are believable and brilliantly executed. I wish I could watch this movie for the first time again. It must have been breathtaking to see in theaters. The use of audio alone makes this movie incredible. There is a lot of foreshadowing as well, which keeps it entertaining on the second viewing.
With the PG-13 rating, it does not contain any gory scenes, which I greatly appreciated. There are some dark concepts, but that is to be expected in a survival film.
I would highly recommend this movie to anyone looking for a survival film that will get their heart racing. It’s not a horror movie, so I was able to watch it alone. If you are easily scared like me, rest assured you will not be hiding under the covers during Fall.
This movie talks a lot about doing things that make you feel alive, but I have to admit that Fall had the opposite effect on me. When the credits started rolling, I was less inclined to do something adventurous that when I had turned on the film.
Have you seen Fall? Did you enjoy it? Let me know in the comments!