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
Christian Law
We Got This Covered
November 12, 2012

Although not a terrible movie, the glimpses of greatness hidden behind the forced mediocrity only serve to remind viewers that Deadfall could have been a tauter, more focused experience than what we were given.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Chase Whale
Twitch
November 21, 2012

Deadfall flaunts Eric Bana's badassery, but not much else.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
December 6, 2012

"Tangential" and "forced" are really the two words that describe this movie best. It had such potential, but as to why Dean let is spiral out of control so badly remains a mystery.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
December 8, 2012

"Deadfall" ends up being little more a really good Lifetime Movie of the Week.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
December 8, 2012

This could be a film that will suck you in if it's on your tv on a lazy Saturday afternoon, but I have U-verse. I'm sure something better will be on one of those other channels.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
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
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
Top Critic
December 13, 2012

It's sort of like "Fargo," only with a higher body count and without the wood chipper.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
December 8, 2012

Deadfall feels like a lot of different movies including Fargo, at times. But it's cheaper and less interested in making us care for the characters and their plight.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
December 6, 2012

The accidents, coincidences and melodramatic flourishes pile up like a February snowdrift.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sam Adams
Time Out New York
Top Critic
December 4, 2012

Ruzowitzky may be an occasionally interesting visual stylist, but storytelling-wise, his second English-language effort couldn't be more stillborn.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 27, 2013

An excellent cast and an admirable refusal to give in to its audience's pleas for relief from its blue-gray bleakness aren't enough to raise Stefan Ruzowitsky's Deadfall above your run-of-the-mill snowbelt-set nihilistic noir.

Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
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
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
November 27, 2012

The most disappointing aspect of Deadfall is its conventionality. For a thriller, it's light on surprises.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jordan Hoffman
Badass Digest
December 6, 2012

The perfect movie to watch when someone next to you on the couch is on the phone.

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
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
December 6, 2012

At times it is riveting stuff and at times ridiculous.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Laremy Legel
Film.com
Top Critic
December 5, 2012

A complete nightmare of a movie.

Full Review | Original Score: D-
Nick Schager
Boxoffice Magazine
May 5, 2012

A crime saga cobbled together from scraps of genre predecessors, Deadfall's unbelievable silliness escalates at every turn.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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