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People were terrified watching this on a plane. Checked it out home. Very good tension!
47 Meters Down in the other direction, Fall is a vertiginous film that, had there been nothing else I wanted to see, I would have experienced in theaters. But I'm not sure I could have taken it. Like The Walk, it gives you vertigo even in the home setting. Props to the actresses for doing it for real, even with 100 feet playing 2,000, as it gives this survival thriller an upsetting reality. Like the best of this subgenre, it's one damn thing after another as plans to get down from a free-climbed, disused television tower are foiled by accidents. What's not so strong is the melodrama, some of which is patently unnecessary, and a late twist that I nevertheless warmed up to. But if you're not a nervous wreck watching this, you're a braver person than I. I found myself audibly gasping and cursing at the lack of handrails in the action, and for that feeling, I wanted to give the movie 3½ out of 5, but having to admit the script's weaknesses (including an everlasting phone battery), sprang only for a 3. Shall we agree on 3 and a quarter?
Not bad, but I feel The Descent did a much better job with this plot.
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