Deadfall: The Makeup is the Clear Winner—Movie

Deadfall“Deadfall” opens with a bang—literally. The next 10 to 15 minutes is one shock to the system after another, but then “Deadfall” seems to do just that…fall dead. Oh, it revives itself in fits and starts, but what began so promisingly ultimately peters out.

Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky with screenplay by Zach Dean, “Deadfall” begins with brother and sister Addison (Eric Bana ) and Liza (Olivia Wilde), forced to part somewhere in the wintry Michigan woods following a casino heist. During their separation they each encounter life-altering experiences before reconnecting rather violently.

A brutal story, “Deadfall” is really about Daddy issues. Nearly every single character has them—Liza and Addison; Jay (Charlie Hunnam), the recently paroled boxer who takes up with Liza, and his father (Kris Kristofferson); Hannah (Kate Mara), the Deputy, and her Sheriff father (Treat Williams); and the little girl Addison meets while off on his own. All Daddy issues converge during a climatic homey Thanksgiving dinner at Jay’s parents (Sissy Spacek is his mother, June).

No one in this movie is truly awful. Yes, Olivia Wilde’s southern accent comes and goes and if Kris Kristofferson gets much more growly, he will be impossible to understand. But they don’t sink the movie. The problem is nothing or no one really shines except …Olivia Wilde’s makeup. I WANT IT! This woman is in a blizzard for hours…literally. When Jay first picks her up she’s been out on the highway in a snowstorm. She gets into his truck, falls asleep and when she awakes there is not a single mascara or lipstick smudge to be had. How is this possible? Wilde is a spokesmodel for Revlon’s ColorStay line and, frankly, I’ve never seen a better commercial for if.  If this was “Deadfall’s” ultimate goal, then it has succeeded. In the meantime, you can wait for it to come to television.

2 nuggets out of 4

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