"Three Criminals, Three Paths, and Deadly Crossroads"
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DEADFALL is shot very well and gives panoramic scenes of winter landscapes. The sound design and acting are well suited to the action and emotions portrayed. The story’s overall pacing and development are well done, and the movie draws viewers in from beginning to end. Also, the movie creates a genuine empathy for all three main characters. These people have made bad choices but still have an opportunity to change. However, the combination of violence, foul language, lewd content, and immoral behavior in DEADFALL is excessive. It creates a mixed worldview, despite some light Christian, moral references. Ultimately, DEADFALL comes across as unacceptable, according to Movieguide®’s objective biblical standards.
(PaPa, C, B, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, A, D, MMM) Strong mixed pagan worldview, not so much in worshipping other gods, but more in the sense of giving a sharp contrast to Christian, moral principles, where money, material things, sensual pleasures, and control are the main goals of life, mixed with light Christian, moral elements where a family at a Thanksgiving dinner table tell God and each other what they are thankful for; 33 obscenities, four profanities and several toilet humor/insults such as police chief yells at his officers and implied urination by male cop; over 15 counts of graphic violence, usually involving guns and bloodshed, but incidents of stabbing & several fist fights, domestic violence between husband, wife and children; two scenes of depicted fornication between male and female; upper female nudity, rear male nudity, and upper male nudity includes a side profile of nude man and woman having sexual relations; light alcohol drinking; light cigarette smoking; and, stolen money from casino heist, resisting arrest and running from police, lying, holding innocent women and men hostage at gunpoint, stepfathers, policemen bad role models, stealing, and dysfunctional family portrayals throughout movie.
DEADFALL is a violent crime thriller with some strong foul language and lewd content.
Addison and Liza are a brother and sister who make a successful casino heist together. After a clean getaway, a twist of fate causes them to end up on the run from the police. A third character, Jay, has just been released from prison. He is angry, hurt and wanting answers. All three are looking for a place to call home. Eventually, all three cross paths.
DEADFALL is shot very well and gives panoramic scenes of winter landscapes with snow-covered open fields and woods. The sound design is well suited to the action and emotions portrayed throughout the movie. The actors are quite believable in their roles. The overall pacing and development of the story is well done and draws in viewers from beginning to end. Also, the movie generates a genuine empathy for all three of the main characters, who have made bad choices but still have an opportunity to change.
DEADFALL has a strong pagan worldview that’s countered by light Christian, moral elements. The pagan worldview is not due to worship of the occult or various gods, but mostly due to the lust for money, power, sex, and material gains by whatever means necessary. The movie works across psychological, social and even spiritual contexts to some degree. Parallels can be made between the three characters each physically running from the law, as well as psychologically running from dealing with themselves, their past mistakes and traumas. DEADFALL also gives a raw and realistic look at the social issue of abuse and domestic violence in America.
There are both positive and negative resolutions to conflicts in DEADFALL, including forgiveness and revenge. Lastly, at a traditional Thanksgiving meal, the family takes turns giving thanks to God. This is in strong contrast to the violence and dysfunction portrayed in the story. This contrast is likened to the dark, dysfunctional places of our lives that Christ invades to bring light, peace, restoration and hope. However, in the end, the combination of violence, foul language and lewd content in DEADFALL is excessive. It creates a mixed worldview, despite the light Christian, moral content. Ultimately, DEADFALL comes across as unacceptable, according to Movieguide®’s objective biblical standards.