Deadfall

  • 15
  • Stefan Ruzowitzky (2012)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

This well-paced chase thriller stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as sibling crooks on the run from a botched casino heist. The pair decides to split up and head for the Canadian border, with Wilde hitching a ride with recently released ex-con Charlie Hunnam, who's on his way home for Thanksgiving dinner with his estranged parents. Meanwhile, a sheriff and his deputy, who also happen to be father and daughter, pursue Bana through a blizzard, unaware he's heading for the secluded farmhouse of an elderly couple awaiting the arrival of their son... Director Stefan Ruzowitzky skilfully juggles the family-conflict subplots, although the string of coincidences is, arguably, a little contrived. However, Bana's marvellously psychotic turn steals the show, while old hands Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek, as Hunnam's parents, add gravitas to proceedings.

Plot Summary

A brother and sister split up after a robbery gone wrong - he embarks on a murder spree while she seeks a place to hide. She is offered help by an ex-convict, who takes her back to his parents' home on Thanksgiving - only for the holiday to take a deadly turn as her crazed sibling and the law turn up. Crime thriller, starring Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde.

Cast and crew

Cast

Addison
Eric Bana
Jay Mills
Charlie Hunnam
Liza
Olivia Wilde
Chet Mills
Kris Kristofferson
June Mills
Sissy Spacek
Hanna
Kate Mara
Sheriff Marshall Becker
Treat Williams

Crew

Director
Stefan Ruzowitzky

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, sex scenes.
Available on DVD
Released 10 May 2013
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama