Parents' Guide to

Fallen (2022)

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violence, alcoholism in confusing and boring horror movie.

Movie R 2022 84 minutes
Fallen (2022) Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

shocked it was a 2022 film, would’ve expected 2009

absolute whfuhdjcjekdjf. confusing plot, which era are they in? it could either be the 1810’s or the 2010’s. cast looks like they made a stop at men’s warehouse before filming. great for if you want to have sex and have something playing in the background though. i like the interior of the main guy’s house though, very granola.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a nonsensical horror movie that tries and fails to combine elements of better-known horror movies. Fallen is a mess of mumbled acting, an unfocused script, and an unlikable main character. It's hard to get a sense of what this is supposed to be about. There's a priest who was an exorcist, there's something about a "Darkness" taking hold of all the major cities and causing riots, everyone is dressing like it's the Great Depression upon reaching a remote farmhouse, alien demons are lurking around, and there's a descent into cabin-feverish madness involving, among other things, an ax murder because someone was burning sage in the house. It's as pretentious as it is poorly executed, and should serve as a lesson to aspiring filmmakers on how not to make a movie.

It's a low-budget movie, and while it's possible for low-budget movies to be good, this isn't one of them. It seems to be going for some pastiche of obvious horror movie classics and the styles of certain well-known horror/thriller directors, but nothing works. It's amateurish on every level. Instead of feeling goosebumps or the heart palpitations from jump scares, actual suspense, and scares, this movie instead leaves a headache borne out of utter confusion and stress from trying to follow a story that's barely coherent.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate