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Best Movie of the Year by bob1948tex
I had no idea what to expect. I went to the Premiere to support the charity beneficiary.
I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. For an independent film, I was amazed at the plot, subplots, acting, cinematography and sound.
This is a thrilling cold case drama with many subplots. It has great investigative journalism, great subplots and a really cool car. My favorite scene is the last one where a yourg white girl whose father and grandfather are racist haters, comes around and reaches out to a black child. Justice prevails, but you don't know it until the end. A great lesson for young and old.
Eric Roberts is Julia Roberts older brother.
I liked that there was no smoking in the movie. You can make a great movie without that.
Loved it! by info325
This film made by a local team here in Nashville is really moving. I love the focus on the dying art of newspaper journalism. Definitely a must go!!!
Incredible acting by JJ34
Fabulously done. The story is well done with some twists and turns. The red car is gorgeous!
To Be Redeemed, Indeed! by amyharkness
To Be Redeemed is the title of the song at the end of Deadline, and it sums up this wonderful movie perfectly.
Deadline is about the investigation of a decades old civil rights murder that has torn apart a small Southern town.But by the time reporters Matt (Steve Talley) and Bullock (Eric Roberts) are done. wrong has been made right, justice has come to town and hope has been restored. It was a long time coming, but the truth has finally come out and a light has been shined on the darkest of places.
This is a powerful movie. I saw it at a premiere screening and the writer and director were there with some of the actors. The director said that they had tested the movie and asked people what movies Deadline reminded them of. He asked us to guess and someone said To Kill a Mockingbird, and he said that was the #1 answer. I can see why. Deadline is a movie that makes you think about your own biases and makes you want to be a better person.
Now that's what I call a great movie!
DEADLINE by bobjaneboram
This is a classic 'Who Dun it?" kind of murder-mystery but set in an era of looking back upon earlier more racist motives that catch up w/you if you don't let the whole truth be known. The music is right-on, the scenes from Nashville, TN mimic the pretend town of Amos, AL, and the several sub-plots keep one's attention thru-out the flick. The 2 reporters who uncover an unvestigated murder are great as partners together (one young & trying to be slick, the veteran savvy and a tad ammo-heavy). Justice is finally served in the end and even a few hearts are changed along the way. The PG-13 rating makes it suitable for kids who need to realize what just 20 yrs. ago was like in the Deep South.
Deadline by EbonyQueen4Evr
Looking at the movie as a whole, I liked it. There were parts of the story that stirred some anger in me because of the blatant racisim and the over-use of the "N" word. But, taking into consideration the time and place, I guess it had to be done this way. The fact that it was based on actual events made me a little more accepting. I think the acting, for the most part, was very good. Eric Roberts was a little too laid back and I don't know if this was what the director wanted of the character or just him as an actor. But everybody else was great. Loved "Baxter the Axter"...have worked with his type(LOL). Because of the content of the story and the language used in some places, I would reccomend it for maybe 16 years old on up since the teens have to have a guardian with them. That way, someone could definitely talk with the teens about the obvious racism and the language and the tragedy of it all being the senseless killing of a young man just because of the color of his skin
GreaT FiLm - by lesilhutchins77
I thoroughly enjoyed this film & encourage everyone to see it! It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Eric Roberts & Steve Talley gave amazing performances & the story line was well written. Take the time to see it - great film for 2012!
LOCAL MOVIE by mammafaus
The best part about seeing this as a Nashville Area Resident is that it was made here and you get to recognize stuff. You may even see someone you know in the background.
The story is an unfortuneately true story. The best part is that justice prevails !!
It's important to support movies like this cuz art still exists in film despite corporate attempts to shove another SpiderMan movie to the front of the line.
Trayvon Martin case?...I'm intrigued by YoungMovieMogul
Eerie timing with current events and unresolved shooting of African American teen in Florida, Trayvon Martin. I'm intrigued as to how Hollywood or how anyone will present this issue cinematically.
Deadline review by Gnashville
Deadline is so moving! Heartfelt!