Deadfall There isn't much to the characters in this morose thriller. Maybe that's why Deadfall plays up the weather (it was shot in blizzard conditions) and… Deadfall There isn't much to the characters in this morose thriller. Maybe that's why Deadfall plays up the weather (it was shot in blizzard conditions) and… 2012-12-07 R PT94M Drama Mystery and Thriller Eric Bana Olivia Wilde Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

Deadfall (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
'COLD' BLOODED Eric Bana plays a killer on the lam in this cold weather flick
Image credit: Jan Thijs
'COLD' BLOODED Eric Bana plays a killer on the lam in this cold weather flick
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Dec 07, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

There isn't much to the characters in this morose thriller. Maybe that's why Deadfall plays up the weather (it was shot in blizzard conditions) and trumps up the violence (a sliced-off pinkie, close-range shotgun blasts). Eric Bana, using one of those studied drawls that blank out an actor's personality, plays a killer on the run with his sister (Olivia Wilde). The two split up, she finds love (with Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam as a boxer who threw a fight — dead cliché alert!), and they all wind up at a Thanksgiving dinner that turns into a bloodbath. (Also available on VOD) C

Originally posted Dec 05, 2012 Published in issue #1237 Dec 07, 2012 Order article reprints