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Deadfall – The Review

14 December 2012 6:20 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tightly paced direction and a stellar cast can’t salvage the lame new crime thriller Deadfall. Though it functions as a diverting 95-minute machine, it’s got a half-baked script and a story that vanishes from your mind 10 minutes after the credits roll. Eric Bana is Addison, a mad dog killer on the lam with his sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) after a Michigan casino heist leads to a car crash that kills their third partner. Addison murders a state trooper and, with a deadly blizzard swirling around them, the two split up in the snowy woods and make a run for the Canadian border. Addison kills an Indian and steals his snowmobile. Liza flags down Jay (Charlie Hunnam) who’s on the lam himself, and a love affair immediately blooms. Police woman Hanna (Katey Mara) is the only one on their tails and all parties wind up at a Thanksgiving »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Deadfall’ falls dead with its lifeless characterizations and Doa plot

7 December 2012 6:20 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Deadfall

Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky

United States, 2012

Fargo has so embedded itself in the American film-going consciousness as a cold thriller, that anything with a suspense plot and snow now seems to warrant immediate comparisons, whether deserved or not. While many things can be leveled at Stefan Ruzowitzky’s thriller, including suspense and snow, Fargo­-like should not be one of them.

Addison (Eric Bana, closer to his Chopper menace than other recent roles) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are brother and sister criminals on the run to the Canadian border in a small-town blizzard. After a car accident forces them to part ways Liza comes across Jay (Charlie Hunnam), a former Olympic boxer and ex-con, also on the run for his own reasons. All parties converge on Jay’s parents’ house (played by Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek) for a tense Thanksgiving dinner.

The beginning of Deadfall is tense enough. »

- Neal Dhand

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Intense New Clip from Deadfall with Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde & Charlie Hunnam

5 December 2012 10:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Deadfall sees award-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) return behind the camera, with a brilliant cast led by Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, and Charlie Hunnam.

Already available through VoD in the States, the film is entering theatres in the Us this Friday, and Yahoo Movies have debuted a rather awesome and intense new clip ahead of its release, giving us a great look at the dynamics between the leading trio.

“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 »

- Kenji Lloyd

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New Clip From Deadfall, Starring Eric Bana & Olivia Wilde! The Movie Opens In 2 Days!

5 December 2012 9:19 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

We already wrote so much about this movie, but it’s always a good day for another update, ’cause if you ask me – Deadfall definitely deserves our full attention. As we previously reported, the movie opens in limited theaters in two days, which means that we’ll finally have our chance to check out Olivia Wilde and Eric Bana in a casino heist gone wrong story. Until then, here’s another new clip from the whole thing, hope you’ll like it!

Stefan Ruzowitzky directed this action-drama from a script written by Zach Dean, which centers on Addison and Liza – siblings who 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, »

- Jeanne Standal

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More Photos & New Clip From Deadfall, Starring Eric Bana And Olivia Wilde!

27 November 2012 9:52 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

You better watch your mouth little girl ! Eric Bana going completely crazy in this completely new clip from the upcoming Deadfall movie which, by the way, opens next month! I’m sure you’re already familiar with Stefan Ruzowitzky‘s action drama, but just in case you still have any doubts about this project – make sure you check out the video and see some new images from the whole thing!

So, as we previously reported, director Ruzowitzky and screenwriter Zach Dean stand behind this action movie which stars Eric Bana as Addison and Olivia Wilde as Liza, siblings who 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, »

- Jeanne Standal

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Trailer for Deadfall Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam

17 August 2012 7:34 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

The family that robs together doesn't always stay together.

Germany has been the backdrop of most of Award-winning Austrian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzy's (The Counterfeiters) movies to date, but the cold climes of rural Michigan fill the camera lens in his latest movie, the crime drama Deadfall (formerly Kin and Blackbird). Conceived by novice screenwriter Zach Dean while a passenger aboard a "seemingly doomed flight" from Burbank to New York, Deadfall is described as a heist movie that also "touches on the themes of love and loyalty."

The movie stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as Addison and Liza, siblings who successfully rob a casino only to suffer a car accident that leaves their get-away driver and a state trooper dead. Forced to split up and head for the Canadian border during a near whiteout blizzard, the pair reunite at the home of a retired sheriff (Kris Kristofferson), his wife (Sissy Spacek »

- BrentJS Sprecher

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18 New Deadfall Photos

13 August 2012 6:15 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Recently, we added the first trailer for Deadfall. Today we have 18 new photos from  Magnolia Pictures’ thriller which stars Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Kate Mara, and Treat Williams.

In the movie, directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters), Bana and Wilde play a brother and sister who are on the run from a casino heist.

Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam

Here’s the synopsis for Deadfall

Siblings Addison and Liza 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 »

- Allan Ford

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First Deadfall Trailer Ft. Eric Bana And Olivia Wilde

12 August 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The first trailer for the thriller ‘Deadfall’ has been unleashed. The movie comes from director Stefan Ruzowitzky whose known for his work on ‘All The Queens Men’ and ‘The Counterfeiters’. His latest project follows Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as swindling siblings who end up in a deadly situation after a robbery at a casino goes wrong. The noir debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, receiving only luke warm reception. The script was written by Zach Dean who looks to be breaking into the business. Check out the ‘Deadfall’ trailer below with the plot. “Siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are on the run from  [ Read More ] »

- Sarah Anne Luoma

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Watch: Trailer For Crime Thriller 'Deadfall' Starring Eric Bana & Olivia Wilde

10 August 2012 7:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

No one in the past few years has quite so committed to on-the-lam thrillers like Eric Bana. From “Hulk” to “Hanna,” the Australian actor seems to revel in the pulpy elements inherent to the films, and as the recently released trailer shows for his latest, “Deadfall,” he's brought two veteran actors and a Southern accent out for a dose of genre fun. Boasting the debut script outing from writer Zach Dean and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky (best known for 2007's fantastic “The Counterfeiters”), the crime-drama stars Bana and Olivia Wilde as two siblings making a run for the Canadian border after robbing a casino. Drawing law enforcement heat with every step and with the temperature dropping into the negatives, Wilde splits from her brother and catches a ride with ex-boxer (Charlie Hunnan) en-route to a Thanksgiving dinner with his mother and father (Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson). As Wilde and Hunnan grow closer, »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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New Trailer For Deadfall

10 August 2012 2:33 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky must have had a bunch of offers from Hollywood since winning an Oscar for his excellent holocaust morality play The Counterfeiters back in 2008. Dubiously-gained windfalls and a quest for survival feature strongly in his Us debut Deadfall too, as the film's new trailer demonstrates.Zach Dean's debut script puts a new spin on that age-old question: what will, or perhaps more relevantly, what won't people do for money? A brother and sister pair, Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde), are on the lam after a casino job goes awry. Then a car crash, leaves them stranded in the back and beyond.Complicating matters are an ex-boxer Jay (Charlie Hunnam), trying to make his way home for Thanksgiving, and a whiteout on the Canadian border through which the fugitives must find a way. What follows looks like it might just have shades of The Last House On The Left »

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Trailer and Poster for Deadfall, Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam

9 August 2012 8:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new trailer has gone online for Deadfall, the debut crime-thriller from screenwriter Zach Dean  that stars Eric Bana (Star Trek) and Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy).   Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters), Deadfall follows a brother (Bana) and sister (Wilde) who flee from a casino robbery gone wrong.  Making a run for the border, they draw an innocent family and the local law enforcement into their ordeal.  Deadfall also stars Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams.  The film opens December 7th.  Hit the jump to check out the synopsis, trailer and poster. Thanks to Latino Review for the heads up on the new trailer (via Hulu).  Check out the official synopsis for Deadfall below, followed by the trailer and poster: Siblings Addison and Liza are on the run from a casino heist gone wrong. When a car accident leaves their wheel man and a state trooper dead, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Tribeca Review: Competent 'Deadfall' Proves the Resilience of the Noir Genre

29 April 2012 11:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Recently noir has seemed marginalized, almost antiquated, in its application of dark tones that point to a suspenseful end. "Deadfall," an understated, slow-burn thriller, doesn't reinvigorate those rules but illustrates their lasting value. Director Stefan Ruzowitzky ("The Counterfeiters") takes an inoffensively straightforward approach to first-timer Zach Dean's old-fashioned screenplay, turning its blunt character types and derivative scenarios into enjoyable pulp fodder. Set in a frosty Canadian border town on the eve of Thanksgiving, "Deadfall" features an icy landscape littered with crime to an implausible degree, but it gets a pass for its unabashed commitment to formula. Things have gone wrong before the credits even roll, with grown siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) speeding down the snowy road on the lam from a heist; when the car suddenly flips, Addison mows down a passing cop and the duo continue their race to »

- Eric Kohn

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Tribeca Dialogue: Stefan Ruzowitzky and Eric Bana Discuss the Icy Temperatures and Characters of ‘Deadfall’

26 April 2012 3:25 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Who likes standing outside in the snow and freezing cold for hours on end? No one, but having material like Zach Dean’s screenplay for Deadfall and collaborators like director Stefan Ruzowitzky, Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson and Kate Mara certainly helps. Bana and Wilde lead as Addison and Liza, siblings who just pulled off a casino heist. However, while making off with their loot, they get into a car crash leaving them no choice, but to escape on foot. They split up, Addison heading into the woods and Liza taking the road where she hitches a ride with Jay (Hunnam). While she’s all comfy cozy at a local bar and motel, Addison is out battling subzero temperatures and the local cops for his freedom and life. As Deadfall just...

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- Perri Nemiroff

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Tribeca Review: 'Deadfall' Starring Eric Bana & Olivia Wilde Is Trapped In A Blizzard of Coincidence & Two-Dimensional Characters

26 April 2012 3:17 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Deadfall" starts off strong enough – three criminals, led by Addison (Eric Bana) and his sexy sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) speed away from some unspecified job (it's later revealed to be a casino heist). It's icy out and their driver (the only black character in the whole movie) overcompensates, avoiding a deer, which sends their vehicle cartwheeling over a snowy embankment. As Addison and Liza climb out of the wrecked car they notice their very-dead driver, his head through the windshield. "He should have been wearing his safety belt," Bana grumbles, dripping a syrupy Southern accent on top of his natural Australian drawl. It's a perfect way to begin the movie – darkly comic, oddly thrilling, weirdly sexual (there's definitely an incestuous vibe between the siblings) – but these opening moments are probably the strongest in the movie's 94 minute running time. The rest of "Deadfall" is an arctic mess, a disjointed screenplay which »

- Drew Taylor

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Tribeca 2012: ‘Deadfall’ exploits an ace cast and director to liven up a weak script

23 April 2012 6:39 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Deadfall

Directed by Stefan Ruzowitsky

Written by Zach Dean

USA, 2012

After winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008 with The Counterfeiters, director Stefan Ruziowitsky’s first American effort is the noir-ish thriller Deadfall. Although it seems that his script could have used at least one more revision, Ruzowitsky’s Oscar-winning pedigree attracted skilled actors and coaxed good work out of them, thus elevating the material.

To illustrate: there’s a scene in which brutal thief Addison (Eric Bana) escapes a band of police thanks to superlative snowmobile riding, then we cut to the very next scene where his con-woman sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) tells her boyfriend/mark Jay (Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy) that she doesn’t build snowmen very often because “there’s not a lot of snow in Alabama.” Zach Dean’s script is all over the place, scattering a number of good scenes »

- Mark Young

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2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

8 March 2012 1:15 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections

For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

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Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival Lineup Also Revealed

The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City.

The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection will have their world premieres at the Festival. The Cinemania section offers a largely international assortment of seven thrilling narrative films.

.The Spotlight program is a wonderful encapsulation of the originality and diversity of filmmaking that Tribeca seeks to highlight. We have films from emerging filmmakers as well as seasoned veterans, narratives that »

- Melissa Howland

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Tribeca 2012: Second Wave of Films Revealed; New Stills for Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal, Rat King, Replicas, and More

8 March 2012 1:11 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The next group of films screening at this year's Tribeca Film Festival has been announced, and while several seem more thriller than horror, we're including info on the most interesting sounding ones as well as the full Cinemania section.

“With Cinemania our selections demonstrate the imagination and resourcefulness of filmmakers from around the world who push the boundaries of genre in order to entertain, thrill, and engage,” said Frédéric Boyer, newly appointed Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs April 18th-29th in New York City. Visit the official Tribeca 2012 website for the entire lineup and more info; and keep your eyes on Dread Central for full event coverage!

Cinemania

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

Directed and written by Boris Rodriguez (Canada, Denmark) – North American Premiere, Narrative

Onetime art star Lars Olafssen is all washed up. Unable to paint without inspiration, he accepts a teaching stint »

- The Woman In Black

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'Take This Waltz,' '2 Days in New York,' 'Chicken With Plums,' & 'Lola Versus' Added To 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up

8 March 2012 11:07 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A new big batch of films have been added to the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival line-up, and while there aren't a lot of big premieres in the bunch, there's a lot to catch up with for those of you (and us) who didn't attend Tiff 2011, Sundance 2012, etc. etc.

Highlights for us include Sarah Polley's sophomore directorial effort "Take This Waltz," starring Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams, Julie Delpy's "2 Days In New York," starring herself and Chris Rock in a sequel to "2 Days in Paris," Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's "Chicken With Plums," their directorial follow-up to the very excellent 2007 animated film "Persepolis,"  Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister" starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass, and "Lola Versus," Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister Jones' follow-up to the celebrated 2009 micro-budgeted indie "Breaking Upwards" starring Lister Jones herself alongside Greta Gerwig, Joel Kinnaman (AMC's "The Killing," the new "RoboCop"), Bill Pullman, »

- The Playlist

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Tribeca 2012 Announces Final Line-Up Including ’2 Days,’ ‘Take This Waltz,’ ‘Sleepless Night’ & More

8 March 2012 10:25 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After an initial unveiling earlier this week, Tribeca Film Festival 2012 have announced the rest of their feature film line-up and it is a surprisingly strong one. We’ve got lots of great films that have premiered at previous fests.

There is July Delpy‘s 2 Days In New York (our Sundance review here), Sarah Polley‘s Take This Waltz (our Vancouver review here), the awesome action thriller Sleepless Night (our Tiff review here), as well as one of my favorites from Toronto, Chicken with Plums (our Tiff review here), from the Persepolis directors. We’ve also got premieres of Jenna Fischer‘s Mechanical Man and Chris Colfer‘s Struck by Lightning, as well as docs by Billy Corben, Morgan Spurlock and Keanu Reeves‘ filmmaking doc Side by Side. Check them all out below.

Spotlight Section

2 Days in New York, directed and written by Julie Delpy. (France) – New York Premiere, Narrative. This »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Tribeca Film Festival Announces More Selections

8 March 2012 10:04 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City.

The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection will have their world premieres at the Festival. The Cinemania section offers a largely international assortment of seven thrilling narrative films.

‘The Spotlight program is a wonderful encapsulation of the originality and diversity of filmmaking that Tribeca seeks to highlight. We have films from emerging filmmakers as well as seasoned veterans, narratives that showcase stellar performances and insightful writing, and documentaries that challenge and inform their audiences,’ said Frédéric Boyer, newly appointed Artistic »

- Josh Abraham

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