Review of Falling Down (1993)

Moving picture, 113 minutes

A man leaves his car in congested traffic on a hot L.A. day and starts walking to a celebration of his daughter’s birthday. His fierce temper and prejudices meet a string of other ordinary assholes shaped by their society. He freaks out and starts to build up an arsenal, meets a few “sympathizers” and works his way through town on foot, trailing chaos. In parallel plotlines, we follow the man’s ex-wife and one of those about-to-retire cop stereotypes who gets caught up in the case.

Criminal drama, black comedy. A genuinely well-crafted hero/anti-hero figure, in a very American film. Astounding.

References here: Monday (2000).

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