Deception Reviews

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November 6, 2018
The success of thrillers like this one depends heavily on skillfully handled smoke and mirrors, but Deception's predictable plot turns won't really deceive anyone.
November 6, 2018
As the double-crosses come thick and fast, it's hard to retain much curiosity about or sympathy for any of the film's duplicitous protagonists.
November 6, 2018
When sex (and mystery) gives way to a multimillion-dollar heist (and explanations), the whole thing just gets silly. Sexy fun for a while, though.
November 5, 2018
The difference between a decent thriller and Deception is that a good thriller at least tries to keep you guessing with a few twists and turns.
October 18, 2008
It is about as erotic as a midweek National Express coach journey to Hitchin.
October 18, 2008
An indigestible concoction of ingredients thrown together without the benefit of any serious consideration of logic.
October 18, 2008
When you advertise an erotic thriller and then give us a comedy, that's deception in any language.
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.
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.
April 28, 2008
It's as if they took a Hitchcock movie and dropped the style and IQ level about 85 percent.
April 25, 2008
A would-be erotic thriller with no heat and zero chills, Deception has the kind of glassy, glossy sheen and risible story that mean to suggest Basic Instinct but instead invoke lesser laughers like Jade and Sliver.
April 25, 2008
Despite a cast that includes double-crossers Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams caught in the middle, the film is a yawn.
April 25, 2008
The inevitable absurdities and coincidences of the plot are easy enough to accept along the way, except perhaps for the sex club, which is just a little too absurd to function as a plot device.
April 25, 2008
Everyone, including Madrid, looks terrific, but Deception delivers on no other level, except perhaps as a guide to various New York hotel rooms.
April 25, 2008
An overwrought and ultimately silly thriller.
April 25, 2008
There's only one good con game going on here. And it's the studio's sneaky plot to nimbly pick $11 from your pocket.
April 25, 2008
Is there anything more boring than watching $20 million being electronically trans ferred to an offshore bank account? Maybe it's someone repeatedly barking 'You have no idea what I'm capable of!' into a cellphone.
April 25, 2008
Every actor has a few titles on his résumé that he'd love to forget. So should you ever have the opportunity to meet Deception stars Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor, we highly recommend you pretend this movie was never made.
April 25, 2008
Deception would be laughably bad if it weren't so rotely inert.
April 25, 2008
Deception is one of those films that leave you feeling vaguely dirty and wholly unsatisfied, a distasteful and wholly unbelievable mix of soft porn and obvious duplicity that holds not one ounce of emotional truth.
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