Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Dec 7, 2012
    38
    There's nothing you haven't seen before - and better - in Deadfall, which would seem to appeal mostly to fans of snowmobile chases.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Dec 6, 2012
    38
    Wilde is stuck with the harder job of simultaneously playing sexy, innocent, conniving, and heartsore, and the effort appears to give her a headache. "This is kind of like an old movie," Liza says to Jay in one scene. Lady, don't you wish.
  3. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Dec 6, 2012
    25
    Watching Deadfall really is like being trapped in a blizzard – the cinematography is so muddy you can barely make out what's going on on screen (besides the bright splashes of blood) – you're antsy to be anywhere else but where you are.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Dec 4, 2012
    20
    Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) may be an occasionally interesting visual stylist, but storytelling-wise, his second English-language effort couldn't be more stillborn.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Nov 28, 2012
    38
    None of Eric Bana's mildly rousing moments clearly rise above the laborious gobbledygook that Ruzowitzky builds up through the course of the film's 94-minute duration.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Nov 28, 2012
    20
    A crime saga cobbled together from scraps of genre predecessors, Deadfall's unbelievable silliness escalates at every turn.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 13, 2014
    5
    "Deadfall" 10 Scale Rating: 4.5 (Mediocre) ...

    The Good: Great cast that doesn't disappoint. I'm a little surprised that I didn't hear more
    "Deadfall" 10 Scale Rating: 4.5 (Mediocre) ...

    The Good: Great cast that doesn't disappoint. I'm a little surprised that I didn't hear more about a film starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Kris Kristofferson, and Sissy Spacek. The film shows promise at times and the ending was mildly entertaining.

    The Bad: While it does indeed show glimpses of promise, ultimately there is nothing new here. Pretty straight forward and at times tedious, it feels like a direct to DVD release.
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  2. Nov 9, 2013
    8
    It was a winter flick,so there was atmosphere,which delivers the viewer a warm feeling of security,sitting a closed environment.A crime hasIt was a winter flick,so there was atmosphere,which delivers the viewer a warm feeling of security,sitting a closed environment.A crime has been committed because of the elicit money.They are on the run,which delivers a taunt suspense.Then the crash.There is the mystery of the cause of the "accident".Hana delivers an evil,devil may care performance.There is an odd relationship between Wilde and himself,which is only hinted at,casting a darker noir aspect.A predictable ending,with a twist,was ultimately satisfying.Atmosphere made the film.I enjoyed it,somewhat surprisingly. Full Review »
  3. May 10, 2013
    5
    A car crash, four deaths and a finger sliced off and that's all in the first 20 minutes. Deadfall is certainly not without incident. However,A car crash, four deaths and a finger sliced off and that's all in the first 20 minutes. Deadfall is certainly not without incident. However, after the first half an hour it all starts to get a little dull despite all the action. It's only when the drama moves into the home of Kristofferson and Spacek that some real tension and emotion is able to spring forth. For the rest of the time the film feels disjointed and lacks any real rhythm. Performances are decent, despite some stilted dialogue, and the snowbound scenario is also good value. On the whole, though, this is just like your average B movie. Full Review »