The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain)

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An ambitious blend of comedy, thriller, and social commentary, The Fall of the American Empire lightens its heavy message with refreshing intelligence and wit.

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Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run?

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  • There are bigger incongruities around the corner... that bury the film's credibility.

    Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • This often well-acted and intriguing blend of caper and commentary comes off as forced and heavy-handed, scoring obvious points without offering anything particularly new. Heck, there's even a hooker with a heart of gold.

    Jun 20, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Though jarringly violent at times, the film becomes a wash of low-keyed comic attitudes thrown into the works of a crime story.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • When Pierre-Paul enjoys a gentle S&M scenario with Camille, while also quoting Plato's dialogues, "The Fall of the American Empire" reaches peak eyeroll-inducing wish fulfillment.

    Jun 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Politics and social commentary aside, we are left with a crime film. One that isn't very suspenseful or particularly clever.

    Jun 3, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • An unbearably preachy post-financial-crisis civics lesson in heist movie drag.

    May 31, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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