Siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are on the run from a casino heist gone wrong. When a car accident leaves their wheel man and a state trooper dead, they split up and make a run for the Canadian border in the worst of circumstances – a near whiteout blizzard. While Addison heads cross-country, creating mayhem in his wake, Liza is picked up by ex-boxer Jay (Charlie Hunnam), en-route for a Thanksgiving homecoming with his parents, June (Sissy Spacek) and retired sheriff Chet (Kris Kristofferson). It’s there the siblings are reunited in a terse and thrilling showdown that pushes the bonds of family to the limit.
Director of Photography
Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C.
Paul Denham Austerberry
with Kris Kristofferson
and Sissy Spacek
“A DIVERTING NEO-NOIR, “Deadfall” brings to mind those dark, old-fashioned entertainments on Turner Classic Movies that suck you in with their genre machinery, sullen beauties and despair.” – Manohla Dargis, NY Times
”CRITIC’S PICK. It takes a compulsively watchable path toward its bloody and strangely satisfying conclusion.” Michael O’sullivan, Washington Post
“IF YOU CRAVE AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE USUAL BLAND HOLIDAY FARE, LOOK NO FURTHER. Eric Bana is at his riveting best. The way director Ruzowitsky balances the moody ambience of a snowbound country town with the emotional twists of the dangerous psychos who invade it is thrilling. It builds to a climax that I found pretty near unforgettable.” – Rex Reed, NY Observer
“ALIVE IN WAYS THAT ARE ALL TOO RARE IN AMERICAN MOVIES. A highly satisfying Western-cum-noir with several cinematic eye-poppers. VIVID ACTION, SHARP WIDESCREEN CINEMATOGRAPHY AND A STELLAR CAST.” – Rob Nelson, Variety
“’Deadfall’ is DAMN FUN. Eric Bana’s performance is brilliantly twisted and wildly unhinged without ever going too far over the top. I LOVED THE HELL OUT OF THIS MOVIE.” – Jerry Cavallaro, Film School Rejects
“AN UNDERSTATED, SLOW-BURN THRILLER. It left me feeling thankful for persistent movie traditions." – Eric Kohn, Indiewire