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Deadline

(2012)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material.

PG-13 In Theaters 02/17/2012 , 95min.
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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. Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
By the end of it, you'll be crying uncle--or wish you were watching The Help instead. At least that was a more artful lie. Full Review
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Without Mr. Roberts and his grinning insouciance, this well-meaning mess would have no heartbeat at all. Full Review
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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. Full Review

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