Falling Down (1993)

Falling_Down_(1993_film)_posterBy Scott Goldfine

Michael Douglas stars as a fired defense worker losing his grasp on sanity in this cautionary drama set in Los Angeles. After abandoning his car in a traffic jam, Douglas casually weaves an escalating path of destruction en route to his ex-wife’s house.

The film provides some wish-fulfillment fantasy for everyday frustrations, but ultimately is undone by the sadistic nature of its protagonist. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the movie also stars Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Tuesday Weld and Frederic Forrest. Rated R.

GRADE: B-

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