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After the Fall (2014)

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A suburban father and husband embraces a life of crime in order to support his family.

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A suburban father and husband embraces a life of crime in order to support his family.

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Desperate times call for desperate measures

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Directorial debut of Saar Klein. See more »

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Bill Scanlon: Eventually the truth comes out.
Frank McTiernan: Fuck the truth. It doesn't matter.
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24 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

It's a very difficult movie to sell. Our main character is not really that likable, with some traits that a Hollywood Blockbuster would attribute to its bad guy. But this is not a Hollywood movie, so if you're looking for senseless entertainment, you'd be better off looking somewhere else for that.

No this is a character study, which is well played by Wes Bentley. Even though he seems to be pigeonholed into this sort of a role, you still cannot deny his charisma and his power to portray men in despair. His looks/face alone is worth a lot. But him alone is not enough, you need someone like Jason Isaacs to balance all that stuff. Another man with issues of his own, these two men seem to find each other, even without looking. The "friendship" that ensues is not one that seems to have long lasting power though ... but you'll have to watch the movie, to see how that drama and web of lies unfolds ...


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