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Deadfall Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 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
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
May 9, 2013
Director Ruzowitzky lets his cast make the most of the wildly swerving tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
May 5, 2013
For all that Dean's exploration of dysfunctional families punches squarely on the nose, Ruzowitzky bobs and weaves around the cliches in ways that lift Deadfall above many of its genre contemporaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 20, 2012
What the screenplay lacks, director Ruzowitzky paints in, with bold, elemental strokes on the dirty-snow canvas.
December 14, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2012
Deadfall is fast and fatalistic ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 7, 2012
A rare modern genre piece that doesn't shy away from being impossibly bleak and downbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 7, 2012
A genre characterized by often grisly violence, high style and a distinctly nihilistic outlook.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2012
[An] atmospheric, suspenseful, snowbound crime thriller with a creepy, sexy undertow ...
December 6, 2012
"Deadfall" brings to mind those dark, old-fashioned entertainments in rotation on Turner Classic Movies that suck you in with their genre machinery, sullen beauties and despair.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2012
Deadfall is soaked in creepy, larded with violence and filled with people in pain. Cue the dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2012
'Deadfall' deftly transforms the climactic moments ... therapeutic for some, devastating for others. It's a beautiful thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2012
An intriguing cat-and-mouse caper featuring both bullets and brains. The question is how long can they keep up the 'good perp, bad perp' charade before their luck finally runs out?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 5, 2012
The camera work is as beautiful as it is terrifying, with Quebec standing in for northern Michigan in the dead of winter. And the performances are resourceful, superbly etched and expertly nuanced.
December 1, 2012
It circles its way from a conventional thriller to a dodgy love story, and leaves in its path a few dead bodies and a few living crippled psyches... .
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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