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Our review of Deadfall:
KRISTIAN: “Deadfall”…it’s a tiny film with a big cast and it left me feeling…eh. Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde star as crooks who get cornered after a heist, shoot a cop and we’re off and running. Charlie Hunnam did deliver on the promise of his “Sons of Anarchy” potential as an ex-con trying to straighten out his life; unfortunately his family will wind up entangled in the decomposing plan of our robbers, and it all sounds very interesting. Unfortunately, it’s just not that compelling…and Olivia Wilde, who was great in “Butter”, didn’t quite get a hold of a curious southern accent. This could be a film that will suck you in if it’s on your tv on a lazy Saturday afternoon, but I have U-verse. And I’m sure something better will be on one of those other channels.
SCORE: 2.5/5 Schmoes
MARK: “Deadfall” is the new film that features bad accents, worse parenting, and one zany Thanksgiving feast. Films have survived worse problems than the ones found here; but in order to that we’d need a more interesting story or a better way to tell it… “Deadfall” just isn’t that involving, and none of the characters are particularly interesting. Eric Bana has an unnecessarily hilarious southern accent, and an even stranger relationship with his sister played by Oliva Wilde. Their casino-heist foibles lead them apart and sis finds Charlie Hunnam, who is dealing with issues of his own. Hunnam is fine and his parents (Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson) were my favorite parts of the movie. Sadly the rest of the movie can’t find it’s rythym and “Deadfall” ends up being little more a really good Lifetime Movie of the Week.
SCORE: 2/5 Schmoes