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Deadline
Deadline
Actors: Brittany Murphy, Thora Birch
Director: Sean McConville
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2009     1hr 29min

ALICE, A WRITER RECOVERING FROM A PSYCHOLOGICAL BREAKDOWN RETREATS TO A REMOTE VICTORIAN HOUSE TO CONVALESCE & FOCUS ON FINISHING HER SCREENPLAY IN TIME FOR A FAST APPROACHING DEADLINE. SHORTLY AFTER HER ARRIVAL, MYSTERIOU...  more »

     

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Actors: Brittany Murphy, Thora Birch
Director: Sean McConville
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: First Look Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/01/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 3/5/2010...
Man, I was totally looking forward to seeing this one, as I adore haunted house flicks. It's just too bad that this one had nothing really to offer, I mean there were no scares nor creepiness. Save this one for a rainy bored outta you mind kinda day.
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Strictly a Genre Flick
Cory T. Shaeffer | Pittsburgh | 12/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

""Deadline" is a dark atmospheric thriller, recalling "Skeleton Key" and "A Haunting." Brittany Murphy plays a somewhat young and out-of-sorts artist who moves into a large, empty house with a dark creepy past. She moves there alone, conveniently, to escape a past abusive boyfriend.

ALl goes well for a few hours, then strange noises begin to happen. Objects move about with no explanation. Video footage of the young couple who once lived in the house is found by Murphy in the attic of the house. It is eventually revealed in flashbacks that there was some sinister activities in the house in the years that had passed. Surprise!! The 'twist' in the end is not much of a twist at all, and Murphy looks spaced out and dazed throughout the film (kind of how she looked in "Don't say a Word," only a decade or so older.) Needless to say, this role is no stretch for Murphy.

Thora Birch is creepy and believable as the ghost woman in the flashbacks, and her performance creates an eerie, tense mood that make the film a worthwhile rental for fans of this genre, but not much more."
Not about man-hating...
Like confusing movies... | New Mexico | 12/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"***** spoiler alert (maybe)******

Whoever called this a man-hating movie didn't watch it through to the end (or else didn't understand it). It is really more of a psychological thriller about sanity and the blending of reality and imagination. I was unsure until the very end what was really going on (which makes me happy as so many movies are too easy to see through). I found it spooky and interesting. I won't say any more as I don't want to spoil it for others who like having to figure things out....."
Avoid! *possible spoilers*
kimberly2000 | California | 01/31/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Badly written and utterly predictable. Pet peeve: promotional artwork gives away too much (and considering how poor Brittany Murphy met her end, is in spectacular bad taste as well). Giving it 2 stars because the acting is decent, particularly from Marc Blucas and Tammy Blanchard, but it's a wasted effort."