When a heist getaway goes awry, strangely intimate siblings Addison (Bana) and Liza (Wilde) shoot a cop, separate, and make their way into the snowy wastelands of Missouri. Despite the mounting body count, Addison’s lust for survival is tinged with bleak compassion. Liza relies on other skills to get by, ensnaring a freshly released convict at whose family home the Thanksgiving showdown goes off with several bangs. The scenery, a strong finale and Bana’s screen presence are some compensation for a gratuitously convoluted ‘western noir’ plot.
Deadfall | Directed by Stefan Ruzowitsky (USA 2012) with Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Hunnam. Starts November 22