Denzel Washington Gregory Hoblit - Fallen is a serial killer movie with an unusual, horrific twist, offering crossover appeal for both those who appreciate supernatural tales like The Prophesy and those who crave grim, dark thrillers like Silence of the Lambs and Seven.. A serial killer (Elias Koteas) has been on the loose in Philadephia, but Detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) has brought him to justice. Now, during his last hours on death row awaiting his inevitable date with the gas chamber, the mass murderer cryptically tells Hobbes, "What goes around really goes around." Minutes later, the State of Pennsylvania has carried out the execution and Edgar Reese is dead. But for Hobbes, the nightmare is just beginning, because Reese wasn't a normal psychopath he was the host body for a mythical dark angel named Azazel. And, with Reese's death, Azazel is free to hop from body to body, murdering and wreaking havoc at will. Only Hobbes and a female theology teacher (Embeth Davidtz) have an inkling of what they're up against. The filmmakers manage to imbue Philadelphia with a moody, dark and dreary gothic feel where it's easy to believe that fallen angels walk among men. The final scenes are startling, audacious, and unexpected. Fallen proves itself to be that most rare and welcome Hollywood commodity: a movie that never compromises its own principles, no matter what audience-unfriendly path its original premise may eventually lead it down. Starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz, James Gandolfini, Elias Koteas. (USA 1998) 122 Min. AA violence.

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