Deadfall Reviews

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December 18, 2018
This is a gruesome film, though it is lightened by the force of its talent.
October 31, 2017
As thrillers go, this is clumsy, cliche-ridden old stuff.
September 5, 2017
If the destination proves less intriguing than its various journeys promise, it's still the kind of craftily assembled, generally watchable B-movie that might merit a gamble.
August 11, 2014
If you want a chilly, suspenseful thriller, watch Transsiberian, which co-stars the completely-wasted-here Kata Mara.
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.
May 12, 2013
A strong cast makes up for thinnish characterisation, and it's so like Fargo it might as well be called "Fargone".
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.
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.
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.
May 10, 2013
Resembles Fargo in its geography and atmosphere, but fatally lacks its sense of humour.
May 10, 2013
You can't help thinking how good the Coen brothers' Fargo was in comparison.
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.
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.
May 10, 2013
There is just too much going on, with some interesting characters edged out of the limelight ...
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.
May 9, 2013
What an accurate title.
May 9, 2013
From characters and dialogue to the belief-beggaring contrivances of the plot, everything about it feels utterly phony.
May 9, 2013
Low grade, unremarkable and - worst of all - unnecessarily violent.
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.
May 9, 2013
Director Ruzowitzky lets his cast make the most of the wildly swerving tone.
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