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It may be insanity to suggest it, but I am of the opinion that The Falls is not only P. Greenaway's best film, but it is also the greatest British film of all time. Whatever, it's certainly the most uncompromising, the most imaginative, the most unforgettable. I won't go into its Borgesian, mazelike, intellectual slapstick details, but suffice it to say it comes off like a mind-expanding ramming together of J G Ballard and Monty Python that overwhelms (bludgeons) the viewer with a wealth of language, images, puns, and ideas.
For anyone bored senseless with the tiresome British film-cabal obsession with class, politics, and nostalgia The Falls is a three-hour long inhalation of fresh air. It is also enhanced by a DVD release, as it is one of the few films that finds its ideal medium in the digital age, allowing the user to divide the film into chapters and thematic groups, and to playfully extend an already labyrinthine structure out to infinity.