Deadfall 2012

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(28) IMDb 6.3/10
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A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.

Starring:
Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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Deadfall

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Director Stefan Ruzowitzky
Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde
Supporting actors Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Jason Cavalier
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MyD -- The Viewpoint on 17 Feb 2013
Format: Blu-ray
4 1/2 STARS FOR A FANTASTIC THRILLER WITH REALISTIC ACTION AND BROKEN PEOPLE. Few characters in this movie are perfect, if any.

I was really impressed by this gem of a movie and had a hunch it was done on a limited budget, despite the quality and effort clearly put into it. So I did some research. It was shot on $12M. That seemed like a fair sum to me at first (though not huge obviously) so I was a little surprised. Then I thought again - Many stars in this film have probably commanded $12M on their own for just one picture. Clearly this was a labor of love by people who thought it should be made.

Seriously- Olivia Wilde - Kate Mara - Eric Bana - Sissy Spacek - Kris Kristofferson and others.

PLOT: A brother and sister (from a broken home in the south we learn) have just robbed an Indian Casino not far from the Canadian border. The movie opens after the event of the robbery as the fugitives travel down an icy rural highway in the dead of winter. They are trying to evade the law. Their car skids and crashes and their plight becomes a matter of survival, both for them and the people they encounter (the brother is a cold blooded killer). But that's just the beginning. It becomes apparent that something is seriously off with these two who are a little more than just brother and sister. Yeah, it's twisted. Several other families will become ensnared their troubles including a disgraced boxer and a local police cheif who's daughter struggles for his approval. For an action thriller, there are ALL KINDS of relationship dysfunction and depth of character. In lesser hands, this movie is the kind of thing that results in a complete cinematic disaster.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 May 2013
Format: DVD
After an Indian Casino robbery, the crooks find themselves stranded in a winter snow storm after a deer takes out their vehicle. Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are siblings who split up. Addison trudges his way through the woods, acting like Eric Roberts. Meanwhile Jay (Charlie Hunnam) a boxer recently released from prison and in trouble again, picks up Liza along the road- her make-up is perfect and her skin isn't even red from the cold snowy air. They hit it off.

Also in the area lives Jay's parents (Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek). There is also a local female policewoman (Kate Mara), a friend of the family who has daddy issues. Guess where this leads?

The film follows pretty much your basic formula. The acting was so-so for a script that lacked clever lines. If you liked the stale films done by Eric Roberts, this one follows the course. Olivia Wilde once again plays mindless sex pot, perhaps the only real reason to watch the film.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, brief nudity (Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam- rear)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 1 Jan 2014
Format: DVD
Deadfall works on several levels. You can watch it as a straightforward action-thriller, or get entangled in the mind-games and psychodrama of the sub-plots. For a fairly low-key release it aims high, blending out-of-the-blue instances of brutal intensity with emotionally mature and deftly intertwined character arcs. The ensemble cast generate some truly tense and memorable moments - not least Eric Bana, as the seductive psychopath du jour, but also from Sissy Spacek as the grace-under-pressure all American hostage-mom, and Kate Mara who plays Hannah, a local police officer, battling institutional chauvinism on a monumental scale.

At first glance, Deadfall looks like a straightforward heist-gone-wrong, guys-on-the-run movie, but underneath it's an examination of the fraught emotional ties between families, many of those relationships unhealthily intense. The plot follows a strange pair of siblings, brother and sister, on the run with the loot from a casino robbery. Almost instantly the violence escalates and they're thrown into a series of situations (violent / sensual: sometimes both at the same time), while trying to escape across the Canadian border.
The characters fight, form alliances and fracture against each other in a mid-winter wilderness, cut off by blizzards, forced to confront their earlier lives and emotional angst over the Thanksgiving holiday. And, helpfully, there's a gentlemanly-mannered lunatic on the loose who is as likely to take tea as he is to hack off a limb. Much of the delight in this film comes from his sheer unpredictability, but Deadfall is much more than just a star vehicle for Bana's acting talent.
The photography throughout is superb; capturing the majesty, isolation and underlying menace of the isolated landscape.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 April 2014
Format: DVD
Deadfall is directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky and written by Zach Dean. It stars Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara, Treat Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek. Music is by Marco Beltrami and cinematography by Shane Hurlbut.

Siblings Addison (Bana) and Liza (Wilde) are fleeing a casino heist that's gone badly wrong. Deciding to split up, they arrange to meet up at a later point and go their separate ways. Liza hooks up with ex-convict Jay (Hunnam) while Addison has a date with an abusive father. All while the police, led by a father and daughter pairing who have their own family issues, close in on them along with a blizzard.

Ruzowitzky's snowy neo-noir may not have the most brainiest of plots, but it makes up for that elsewhere with genuine thrills, spills and wintry chills. Shane Hurlbut photographs it in steely cold metallic blues, piercing whites and bloody reds, then laying an ethereal sheen over the night time sequences. This is perfect tonal accompaniment to the characterisations fronting the story, Addison and Liza have definite incestuous leanings, with the former capable of brutal violence when required. Jay, out of prison, is a big disappointment to his father (Kristofferson), but more pressing concerns are a deadly confrontation he is forced into, and that he's falling for Liza, who appears to be damaged goods and whose motives are unclear.

On the supposed good side of the snowy fence is Hannah (Mara) and Becker (Williams), daughter and father cops, she strives to make her daddy proud, he resents her for not being a son, even chastising her with cold venom in front of other officers. It's a whirlpool of troubled characters battling it out in the snowy wilds of North America.
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