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Deception Reviews

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 5, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
An indigestible concoction of ingredients thrown together without the benefit of any serious consideration of logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
When you advertise an erotic thriller and then give us a comedy, that's deception in any language.
Read More | Original Score: C-
Allan Hunter
Screen International
October 18, 2008
A slick, cat-and-mouse thriller that unfolds with sharply-diminishing plausibility.
Peter Bradshaw
October 18, 2008
It is about as erotic as a midweek National Express coach journey to Hitchin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
The film plays like two movies in one and they are sadly somewhat in conflict with one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Turner
October 18, 2008
Stylishly directed and superbly acted but ultimately disappointing thriller, thanks to an over-familiar plot and some laughably bad dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Holcomb
September 28, 2008
This film would make a perfect commercial thriller for James Spader and Rob Lowe were it still 1994.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 24, 2008
The all-too-obvious script weaknesses didn't spoil my fascination with the premise and where it took us. It also afforded me a whole new look at Williams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
June 29, 2008
stin Ameriki de tha 'paize stis aithoyses an i Fox den eihe ton Wolverine (2009) na erhetai (gia na kanei ta hatiria toy protagonisti toy). Se pio kathysterimenes agores (bl. Ellada) kollaei kalytera (sti premiera gia tis Mazes egine psilopatimos), kai st
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
June 10, 2008
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 8, 2008
All of the lead actors involved are far above the material. If they weren't involved it probably would have premiered on Cinemax at 3a.m.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Beth Accomando
June 8, 2008
You'd think that with all the focus groups and test marketing Hollywood does that somewhere along the line someone would have said, "hey, don't you think this one strains credibility a bit too much?"
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 2, 2008
[Deception is] sluggish when it should be nimble, explanatory when things are clear, and loose with logic when rigor would be more apt.
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
May 14, 2008
(Deception) is a perfect example of an interesting plotline mixed in with some really cheesy and sappy moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 7, 2008
Ultimately, the movie packs less erotic heat than even Horton Hears a Who! or Young@Heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 5, 2008
...a hopeless 'erotic thriller' that, as it happens, is neither...
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Jesse Hassenger
May 4, 2008
wants us to get all hot and bothered watching a status bar on an electronic funds transfer
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Medley
April 30, 2008
(This film is) not worthy of the work of Jackman, McGregor, and cinematographer Dante Spinotti. Not bad for an hour, but the ending is worse than ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 30, 2008
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 | Original Score: D
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