Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Deadfall is one of those smaller indie movies that you might only find at your local art house cinema. Should you bother? Well you know from the very start, after a brother and sister’s car crashes following their casino heist which results in them immediately killing a cop, that it will probably end badly, so no originality there! What lets this movie down is the supporting cast, as you have main characters played by Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek giving the performances you’d expect of them (given their ages now they would also make a great Ma and Pa Kent!), Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde are pretty much how you’d expect them to be too. Then you have the other cops, a Native American hunter and a few others giving pretty bad performances as though they didn’t really belong in the movie. The story has promise and you do want to find out how it all ends, but editing and weak plot points have let this one down big time.