Deadfall Reviews

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
August 11, 2014
If you want a chilly, suspenseful thriller, watch Transsiberian, which co-stars the completely-wasted-here Kata Mara.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jason Best
Movie Talk
June 16, 2013
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.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
May 12, 2013
A strong cast makes up for thinnish characterisation, and it's so like Fargo it might as well be called "Fargone".
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
May 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
May 10, 2013
Deadfall might fancy itself as a 95-minute, wintry version of Bonnie and Clyde, but it's not in the same class with its high body count failing to justify the means, not least during the ludicrous climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
May 10, 2013
Grim displays of guilt and remorse are on show from all concerned, but the seriously glum expressions of a high-calibre cast can't inject any meaning into such a contrived story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
May 10, 2013
Resembles Fargo in its geography and atmosphere, but fatally lacks its sense of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
May 10, 2013
You can't help thinking how good the Coen brothers' Fargo was in comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
May 10, 2013
Big fleecy hats with earflaps are doffed to most of the actors. But, with this script, Deadfall was always destined to be a whiteout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
May 10, 2013
With a focus on messy family relationships, this thriller's deranged comical touches almost make up for its contrived plot and annoyingly thin characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
May 10, 2013
There is just too much going on, with some interesting characters edged out of the limelight ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
May 10, 2013
Too many coincidences spoil the plot, but this is a down'n'dirty, black'n'bloody little thriller. If nothing else, you'll truly feel the chill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 9, 2013
What an accurate title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
May 9, 2013
From characters and dialogue to the belief-beggaring contrivances of the plot, everything about it feels utterly phony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
May 9, 2013
Low grade, unremarkable and - worst of all - unnecessarily violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 9, 2013
Director Ruzowitzky lets his cast make the most of the wildly swerving tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 9, 2013
Engaging thriller, enlivened by some snowy location work and strong performances from a superb cast, though the script struggles to find the right tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
May 8, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Damon Smith
Birmingham Post
May 8, 2013
The shifts in tone between black comedy, romance and suspense are often jarring and Dean's script fails to seamlessly weave together its themes of incest and redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
May 8, 2013
Spacek, a boon to any movie, hardly needs do anything to be the only one you don't want to see with a shotgun pointing at her head ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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