Deadfall lands in my guilty pleasure pile

26 Mar

DEADFALL

Deadfall lands in my guilty pleasure pile. Although, much of the dialogue is heavy-handed and Zach Dean’s script is hellbent on trying to fix his broken protagonist with a couple of lines of forced honesty, the film still held my attention because all of his characters were a little off. I was curious to see what was going to happen next. Director Stefan Ruzowitzky keeps the film moving forward with well-staged action and a cast of actors that brought the film to another level. Liza’s (Olivia Wilde) eyes were mesmerizing like a boa constrictor waiting to squeeze its prey while Addison’s (Eric Bana) cold-blooded politeness revealed the disconnected voice of a killer. Dean splits his two villains up and forces them to take alternative paths to the unsuspecting home of June (Sissy Spacek) and Chet (Kris Kristofferson), where the ending tries to do too much by tying up all the loose ends with a predictable shootout that everyone saw coming.

WORD COUNT: 160

Chuck’s Grade: C+

Adam’s Grade: N/A

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