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Deadline Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    25

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    Village Voice Ernest Hardy

    The fact that real-life deadly racial animus in America is often cartoonish in its manifestation doesn't excuse Deadline's cliché-ridden characterizations of bigotry. Worse, the film has no pulse and no dramatic tension, despite its subject matter. It's a slog to get to its big revelations.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    Plodding, predictable, amateurishly staged and with wild swings in acting quality - sometimes within the same person (Roberts) - this is the kind of well-meaning, homemade concoction hopelessly enamored of the kind of clichéd potboilers that don't get made anymore. And with good reason.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Without Mr. Roberts and his grinning insouciance, this well-meaning mess would have no heartbeat at all.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Variety

    Although helmer Curt Hahn champions the causes of racial justice and crusading journalism, he can't seem to find a tone that's consistent or that befits the gravity of his subject matter.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The plot, in short, is underwhelming. It merely follows the reporters as the screenplay serves them the solution to their case on a silver platter. Yet curiously, Deadline flows right along.

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