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93% Tomatometer 69 Reviews 84% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circ*mstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while re-evaluating her relationships with her family, friends and her view of the world. Moving away from her comfortable family routine, she starts taking chances with a series of quicksilver decisions that test her own boundaries and push her in new directions. As she spends more time with Mia (Maddie Ziegler), they grow closer, and Vada slowly redefines herself through their shared experiences, leading her further away from that day and closer to living her life in the now. "The Fallout" is a compelling exploration of the inexplicable resiliency of life and the hope that emerges out of loss. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Empathetic and well-acted, The Fallout uses the aftermath of teen trauma to grapple with the experience of grief.

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The Fallout is a sad but powerful movie that deals with some serious themes in a way that feels heartbreakingly real.

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The Fallout (2021) | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Alissa Wilkinson Vox The Fallout is terrific, and terrifically real. Apr 21, 2022 Full Review The Fallout (2021) | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News “The Fallout” tells a story from the perspective of the survivors and it’s an urgent voice we need to listen to. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 17, 2022 Full Review The Fallout (2021) | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Robert Levin Newsday The filmmaker takes on a wrenching subject and shapes it into a movie that never looks away, even as it remains painstakingly focused on communicating the impact of those horrors in moments that might otherwise seem ordinary. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 13, 2022 Full Review The Fallout (2021) | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Marya E. Gates Cool People Have Feelings, Too. (Substack) Jenna Ortega gives a knockout performance in the lead and crafts real chemistry with co-star Maddie Ziegler. Feb 12, 2024 Full Review The Fallout (2021) | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Zoë Rose Bryant Loud and Clear Reviews The Fallout tackles troubling and timely subject matter with harrowing honesty as Jenna Ortega anchors the entire affair with an authentically affecting breakout performance. Rated: 4/5 Sep 1, 2022 Full Review The Fallout (2021) | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Joanne Laurier World Socialist Web Site No one wants a movie neatly wrapped up with a bow, but perhaps looking at the broader world might be in order. Rated: 2/4 Jul 1, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Oliver R Fantastic show! One of the better ones of recent times. I wasn't a fan of the games as i'm not a fan of Bethesda, but Ella Purnell does a great job in the lead. I was attracted to watching it after hearing that Michael Emerson was casted in it and i'm a big fan of Person of Interest. Walton Goggins will also grow on you and certainly makes a superb side character. Well worth a watch, just remember that it is meant to be strange and not everything will make scientific sense. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/19/24 Full Review Peyton D I absolutely loved this series, I binged it over the course of 2 days. The characters are well written and the acting is near-perfect. The casting was excellent, I am waiting with much excitement for season 2! Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/19/24 Full Review Andrew G Great show good mix of actors with a with talent, following a well written script. Fallows the lore of the video games well, with the exception the the Ghoul juice that keeps them from going feral. They even do a good job of the cartoony goory from the game. Love it can't wait till season 2. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/19/24 Full Review Alica K great acting. conveys the painful reality of surviving such a tragedy. this is a movie that stays with you. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/22/24 Full Review Jaedyn B Definitely a heart wrenching movie. The build up was great. Jenna Ortega really captured the moments of a teen in this generation coping with situations like this. Also a great ending just to show the reality of it all. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/30/24 Full Review Shane C Great shoe. I can't wait for season 2 Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/22/24 Full Review Read all reviews

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Megan Park Director Jenna Ortega Vada Cavell Maddie Ziegler Mia Reed Niles Fitch Quinton Hasland Will Ropp Nick Feinstein John Ortiz Carlos Cavell
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Synopsis Bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circ*mstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while re-evaluating her relationships with her family, friends and her view of the world. Moving away from her comfortable family routine, she starts taking chances with a series of quicksilver decisions that test her own boundaries and push her in new directions. As she spends more time with Mia (Maddie Ziegler), they grow closer, and Vada slowly redefines herself through their shared experiences, leading her further away from that day and closer to living her life in the now. "The Fallout" is a compelling exploration of the inexplicable resiliency of life and the hope that emerges out of loss.

Director
Megan Park

Producer
Shaun Sanghani, Todd Lundbohm, David Brown, Rebecca Miller, Cara Shine, Joannie Burstein, Giulia Prenna

Screenwriter
Megan Park

Production Co
SSS Entertainment, SSS Film Capital, Clear Horizon

Rating
R (Teen Drug and Alcohol Use|Language Throughout)

Genre
Drama

Original Language
English

Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 27, 2022

Runtime
1h 32m

Sound Mix
Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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