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  1. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    The basic idea is strong and the tension between wife, husband and his lover is excellent, but the child actor was annoying to my eardrums and I would have liked to see his role heavily reduced. It would have been a far better film (for me) if he was put away in the childroom and forgotten by the investigators to the bitter end instead.

  2. vecterpls's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    Quite good, one of those films where the child actor actually adds to the movie.

  3. tintinmugshot's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

  4. Barars's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    Gerilimi ve akıştaki dengesiyle mükemmel. Final bölümü ise tatmini yarıda bırakıyor.

  5. Pegarange's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    8/10. A remarkably honest thriller filled with empathy. Interesting characters, very good cinematography and style reminiscent of Hitchcock or Welles.

  6. lou.'s rating of the film The Fallen Idol

  7. wlvvs's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

  8. Andreea's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    Oh, the tension, the suspense, the innocence, the fun! A delightful story told through the eyes of the kid.

  9. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

  10. Guido's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    People tend to be soft over these kind of films, because they are old and they require to be taken into context. But "The Fallen Idol" is just a very convoluted noir, with a child actor that behaves in such an erratic way (and acts so poorly in doing so) none of the twists and turns end up being believable. Reed is also so obvious at pointing out hints and foreshadowing, the third act comes out very predictable.

  11. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    Graham Green wrote the screenolay, about the manipulation of a child. Filmed in Grosvenor Crescent, Belgravia, Not to be missed.

  12. Iris Rodriguez's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    Muy buen film que muestra la confusión, curiosidad, honestidad y observación que ocurre en la vida de todo niño.

  13. Erdinc Sivritepe's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

  14. Leonardo Neiva's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    The battle between what adults tell you, the things they don't tell you and the unpredictability and randomness of the world, which can be potentially remarkable when you are a kid trying to make sense of things. There is no flat character in this powerful drama/suspense directed by Carol Reed, and the confusedness of the situation makes us wish for the comfort of our mother's lap as much as the main character does.

  15. Pedro Solá Porta López's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

  16. Bodi's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    Graham Greene’s screenplay is magnificent!

  17. Carlos Pineda's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    (4/5) Para ser el año 48, Reed estaba tocando tòpicos que Hollywood tenìa vedados: la infidelidad abierta y la sexualidad fuera de una relaciòn. El control del encuadre pero desde el punto de vista de un niño peculiar le confieren al filme una fuerza inusitada. De paso, el guion no es condescendiente y por si fuera poco, le imprime toques de un humor negro para destacar, quizàs Green aportò mucho de ello

  18. guidovit's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    Masterpiece. Great psychological thriller. The child actor is even better than the little girl from Mervin LeRoy’s “The Bad Seed”.

  19. ada's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    Lying and truth in the slippery games of childhood/maturity. An exciting and clever movie.

  20. Paul Rot's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    The one and only Carol Reed. Thank you.

  21. jaigrudevaom's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    It was a very good example of oedipus complex.

  22. Feellikeanumber's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

  23. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

  24. cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film The Fallen Idol

    A well-told story, brilliantly filmed and acted. The crux of the story is in the title of the film: Mr. Baines is excellent at his job--and a father figure to Phillipe--but flawed in his private life. Bobby Henrey is playing an ambassador's son being raised by servants, and his acting is true to character. Reed is a master of small, wry, and telling moments such as when Rose tells Phillipe "I know your dad." Oh snap!

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