Falling Down (1993)

Falling Down (1993)

1993 R 113 Minutes

Crime | Drama | Thriller

On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • BarneyNuttall


    8 / 10
    Starting as a comedic satire before quickly falling down into the realm of tragedy, Falling Down is a portrait of America where one man, any man, can suddenly flip. On Bill's quixotic journey home, he finds an onslaught of racism, poverty, and general injustice. Meanwhile, a near-retired Robert Duvall is ready to leave the force but, in doing so, submitting to a retiree's life. While there is no clear parallel between the two characters, we see Bill evolve from good to bad guy, ending in a western shoot out. 'It's beautiful' says a spiteful Bill.

    At once both humorous and thrilling, Falling Down is Taxi Driver for the everyday consumer. Bill is a projection of the rage that engulfs all those sorry souls in traffic jams or the unfortunate select who miss breakfast at Whammyburger. If life fails you at every turn then why no just free fall?