Friday, March 11, 2011
Movie Review # 11 Deadfall (1993)
Director: Christopher Coppola (Dracula's Widow, Gunfighter)
Writers: Christopher Coppola, Nick Vallelonga (Coyote Ugly)
Michael Biehn (The Terminator, The Abyss, The Rock, Aliens)
Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider, Lord of War, National Treasure, Raising Arizona)
James Coburn (Maverick, Monster's Inc., Charade, The Great Escape)
Charlie Sheen (Hot Shots, Two and Half Men, Major League)
Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ghost Rider. Ulee's Gold, 3:10 to Yuma)
Rotten Tomatoes: 0% Critics 31% Audience http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1045933-deadfall/
IMDB 3.0/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106684/
Netflix: 2.7 Stars
Deadfall more like Crapfall this is a bad film and there is no nice way to put it. The best performance of this entire film is Nicolas Cage going completely nuts half way through the film. Outside of that the actors all seem to be going through the paces. As if all they want to do is collect a check at the end of the day. I wish I was kidding but I am not. But who can blame them with a script that is this flimsy.
From the time the movie starts to the time it ends you see where it is going. You see how it is going to happen and how it all will go there. Seriously I can sum this up in one sentence. Father dies son finds out about a lost Uncle then Uncle set's up the same con. Only for the Uncle to die and dad to be back alive. Yeah there is the movie. Now you do not have to waste two hours watching it. So where did this go wrong? Honestly I put the blame completely on the writer/director Christopher Coppola who happens to be Nicholas Cage's brother.
Yes folks this is Nick stepping aside to help his bro. But he is not the only family in this film. So let's go down the list. Talia Shire sister to Francis Ford Coppola then we have another brother Marc Coppola as well. So it is a family affair of complete sucktastic proportions. Which is shocking considering the budget for this film was $10 million. The best part of this is that studios thought this movie was so awful that it was released for one weekend in two theaters bringing in a little over $10,000 total.
So you tell me how this movie is. That or just look into what Rotten Tomatoes has to say where the audience score is 31% and the Critics give it a 0% Fresh Rating. Consider me in the later as this movie gives me a considerable pain in my side. Would I recommend yes only over Kung Fu Mummy. But honestly folks just steer clear. It is not worth the wasted effort in a big budget failure that has more in common with made for tv sitcom movies that get aired on Saturday afternoons or late night when no one will watch them.
My Rating 1.5/5 Stars