Deadfall (2012)



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Movie Info

Siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are on the run from a casino heist gone wrong. When a car accident leaves their wheel man and a state trooper dead, they split up and make a run for the Canadian border in the worst of circumstances - a near whiteout blizzard. While Addison heads cross-country, creating mayhem in his wake, Liza is picked up by ex-boxer Jay (Charlie Hunnam), en-route for a Thanksgiving homecoming with his parents, June (Sissy Spacek) and retired sheriff Chet … More

Rating: R (For strong violence, language and sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Zach Dean
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 5, 2013
Box Office: $65.8k
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


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as Chet Mills

as June Mills

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Critic Reviews for Deadfall

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (27)

Like all over-ambitious B-movies, this features solid performances by a mix of seasoned talent and promising young actors, all of whom deserve better.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Despite a super-dark noir plot and respectable cast, "Deadfall" is a thriller that never quite delivers on its promise.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

If you want a chilly, suspenseful thriller, watch Transsiberian, which co-stars the completely-wasted-here Kata Mara.

Full Review… | August 11, 2014
Film School Rejects

A B-movie with an A-list cast, crime thriller Deadfall sets its plot in motion with some bracing shocks in its first few minutes.

Full Review… | June 16, 2013
Movie Talk

A strong cast makes up for thinnish characterisation, and it's so like Fargo it might as well be called "Fargone".

Full Review… | May 12, 2013
Observer [UK]

With a script that exposes its own mechanics and contrivances with such reckless abandon, Deadfall simply can't be prevented from flatlining by the solid ensemble cast and luscious visual palette.

Full Review… | May 11, 2013
Digital Spy

Audience Reviews for Deadfall

Despite moments of impressive cinematography, this film is as bland and uninteresting as the snowy wasteland it's set in. Despite what should be a strong cast, the actors are not utilized to their potential and the whole experience is rather hum-drum. The film's decent, but not particularly interesting in any significant way. I wish I could wait for the spring thaw to see if any life might have sprouted in Kristofferson's salty patriarch character, but alas, I doubt any of us would make it that long.

Christian C

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Deadfall was so good. I really enjoyed this thriller. I loved how messed up Liza and Addison were. So damaged and insane yet sane all in one. A crazy combination that made them such interesting characters.
The movie had a great cast. The legends Ms. Sissy Spacek and Mr. Kris Kristofferson turned in good performances. I love Spacek. She has always been a favorite of mine since her Carrie days. The woman can play any role.
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde did great jobs too. I went from liking Addison to hating him then to being kinda grossed out by him. He is a very messed up individual.
Charlie, Charlie. How I love me some Charlie. Jay is an ex-boxer who just got out of prison and is on his way home for Thanksgiving when he comes upon Liza. They get stuck together for a night and things escalate from there.
I really liked Kate Mara as Hanna. She was sweet and didn't let the bullies in her department get her down. Her dad was a complete asshole and I couldn't stand him. I felt bad for her.
The film is a bit twisted when it comes to Addison and Liza. I enjoyed the story. I'd watch it again.


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