Deception (2008)



Critic Consensus: Deception is a middling, predictable potboiler with mediocre dialogue and ludicrous plot twists.

Movie Info

"Are you free tonight?" A simple enough question, but how Jonathan McQuarry answers it will change his life forever. A corporate auditor adrift in a sea of New York's power elite, Jonathan's work is his entire life. But, a chance meeting with Wyatt Bose, a charismatic corporate lawyer, introduces Jonathan to a decadent playground for Manhattan's executive upper crust. For these power brokers, whose 18-hour workdays leave no time for a personal life, there's "The List"--a sex club, of sorts, … More

Rating: R (for sexual content, language, brief violence and some drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Bomback, Patrick Marber, Jason Keller
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2008
Box Office: $4.6M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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as Jonathan McQuarry

as Det. Russo

as Wall Street Analyst

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as Wall Street Belle

as Mr. Lewman

as Clancey Controller

as Lawyer No.1

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as Tango Dancer

as Secretary #1

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as List Member #1

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as List Member #4

as Lotus Hotel Clerk

as Det. Burke

as Locksmith

as Receptionist

as Ms. Pomerantz

as Rhiga Desk Clerk

as Police Officer

as Clancey Receptionist

as Medical Examiner

as Uniform Cop

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as Bank Greeter

as Mr. Ruiz

as Bank Manager

as Younger Officer
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Critic Reviews for Deception

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (32)

When you advertise an erotic thriller and then give us a comedy, that's deception in any language.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

There's not a twist in this flimsy and moth-eaten plot that isn't both contrived and transparent and not a character who hasn't been hopelessly manipulated by the needs of the narrative.

Full Review… | June 10, 2008
Top Critic

Everything is wrong pretty much from the start of this misbegotten adventure in Adrian Lyne territory, including but not limited to the strained mind games that drive the plot, and the tentative New York accents on the actors from Australia and Scotland.

Full Review… | April 30, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Um sub-Jade (e quem se lembra daquele longa dirigido por William Friedkin sabe o que ser um "sub-Jade" significa) que teria sido lançado diretamente no Cine Privê da Band caso não contasse com um elenco tão célebre.

Full Review… | December 5, 2008
Cinema em Cena

An indigestible concoction of ingredients thrown together without the benefit of any serious consideration of logic.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Austin Chronicle

It is about as erotic as a midweek National Express coach journey to Hitchin.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews for Deception


An accountant finds himself enmeshed in a blackmail scheme and a mysterious list of liaisons.
This is just your run-of-the-mill, hackneyed thriller. There aren't any surprises, and the few moments of lascivious fun aren't enough to lure anybody except a twelve-year-old who has never seen a boob before.
Even the performances by Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams feel phoned in, and Hugh Jackman has never been worse.
Overall, there are worse films, but there is nothing that sets this film apart from its peers.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Like a Youtube video farce of a thriller, but with highly recognizable faces, this one plays an old game of bait and switch and hopes you'll play along and pretend to be surprised. I doubt you will. Although very stylized looking, ultimately an empty exercise.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

There is alot about this Movie what I really liked and enjoyed but one has to see themselves to make their own minds.

Imagine just one line changes your life. "How z it going?" And you are in middle of "conspiracy. Now its up to you whom you TRUST!

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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