Deadfall (2012)

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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 (Kris Kristofferson). It's there the siblings are reunited in a terse and thrilling showdown that pushes the bonds of family to the limit. -- (C) Magnolia
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R (For strong violence, language and sexuality)
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Eric Bana
as Addison
Charlie Hunnam
as Jay Mills
Kris Kristofferson
as Chet Mills
Sissy Spacek
as June Mills
Kate Mara
as Hanna
Treat Williams
as Sheriff Marshall Becker
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Critic Reviews for Deadfall

All Critics (78) | Top Critics (28)

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
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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
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Perhaps the best thing about "Deadfall" is the lifelike messiness of its ending. A couple of the characters have a lot of explaining to do, and this is one case where a sequel might be in order.

Full Review… | December 13, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's sort of like "Fargo," only with a higher body count and without the wood chipper.

Full Review… | December 13, 2012
Seattle Times
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Deadfall is fast and fatalistic ...

Full Review… | December 13, 2012
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This is the sort of movie best encountered accidentally and for free, caught on basic cable late at night.

Full Review… | December 6, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
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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.

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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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