• Released
  • December 7, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 30 Fan Ratings
75

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
There's a powerfully creepy sensibility to Deadfall. But the way it handles the messiness of families -- a universal message given vivid metaphorical life in the blood and guts it leaves in its path -- is finally rewarding.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Bana ("Munich") makes an effective bad guy. Hunnam portrays Jay as a hero worth rooting for. And Wilde turns in a nuanced performance as a woman in conflict with herself.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Deadfall is an above-average genre piece with a terrific cast that builds to a bloody Thanksgiving dinner shoot-out I found pretty close to unforgettable.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Tonally, Deadfall seems to be aiming somewhere between Sam Raimi's "A Simple Plan" and the brilliant Pine Barrens episode of "The Sopranos," with a classic Western showdown at its climax. But the pedestrian writing holds it back.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Deadfall suffers most obviously from a sense of not being adequately developed.
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55

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The movie's violence, although gruesome, flirts with slapstick, and the story appears bound for domestic comedy when all the major characters sit down for Thanksgiving dinner at June and Chet's grand Victorian farmhouse. But the meal becomes more freak show than satire.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Despite a super-dark noir plot and respectable cast, Deadfall is a thriller that never quite delivers on its promise.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There isn't much to the characters in this morose thriller.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If Deadfall had more life, it might have been about more than just its wannabe edge. Ruzowitzky, whose 2007 film "The Counterfeiters" won a Best Foreign Film Oscar, understands the movie's simple plan. But it nonetheless puts us into a big sleep.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Wilde is stuck with the harder job of simultaneously playing sexy, innocent, conniving, and heartsore, and the effort appears to give her a headache. "This is kind of like an old movie," Liza says to Jay in one scene. Lady, don't you wish.
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52 out of 100
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