• Released
  • February 15, 2012
  • (Limited 2/15)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 35 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
Deadline Synopsis
A reporter investigates the unsolved, 20-year-old murder of a black youth in rural Alabama.
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Critic Ratings

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The plot, in short, is underwhelming. It merely follows the reporters as the screenplay serves them the solution to their case on a silver...
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40

Variety

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Although helmer Curt Hahn champions the causes of racial justice and crusading journalism, he can't seem to find a tone that's consistent...
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30

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Without Mr. Roberts and his grinning insouciance, this well-meaning mess would have no heartbeat at all.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Plodding, predictable, amateurishly staged and with wild swings in acting quality - sometimes within the same person (Roberts) - this is the...
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25

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
By the end of it, you'll be crying uncle--or wish you were watching The Help instead. At least that was a more artful lie.
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10

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
The fact that real-life deadly racial animus in America is often cartoonish in its manifestation doesn't excuse Deadline's cliché-ridden...
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GreaT FiLm -

By lesilhutchins77
I thoroughly enjoyed this film & encourage everyone to see it! It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Eric Roberts & Steve Talley gave amazing performances & the story line was well written....

Best Movie of the Year

By bob1948tex
I had no idea what to expect. I went to the Premiere to support the charity beneficiary. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. For an independent film, I was amazed at the plot, subplots,...

Trayvon Martin case?...I'm intrigued

By YoungMovieMogul
Eerie timing with current events and unresolved shooting of African American teen in Florida, Trayvon Martin. I'm intrigued as to how Hollywood or how anyone will present this issue cinematically....

Incredible acting

By JJ34
Fabulously done. The story is well done with some twists and turns. The red car is gorgeous!...

LOCAL MOVIE

By mammafaus
The best part about seeing this as a Nashville Area Resident is that it was made here and you get to recognize stuff. You may even see someone you know in the background. The story is an...

Loved it!

By info325
This film made by a local team here in Nashville is really moving. I love the focus on the dying art of newspaper journalism. Definitely a must go!!!...

DEADLINE

By bobjaneboram
This is a classic 'Who Dun it?" kind of murder-mystery but set in an era of looking back upon earlier more racist motives that catch up w/you if you don't let the whole truth be known. The music is...

To Be Redeemed, Indeed!

By amyharkness
To Be Redeemed is the title of the song at the end of Deadline, and it sums up this wonderful movie perfectly. Deadline is about the investigation of a decades old civil rights murder that has...

Deadline review

By Gnashville
Deadline is so moving! Heartfelt!...

Deadline

By EbonyQueen4Evr
Looking at the movie as a whole, I liked it. There were parts of the story that stirred some anger in me because of the blatant racisim and the over-use of the "N" word. But, taking into consideration...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some mature thematic material