Deceiver 1998

Liar

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The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland (Tim Roth), a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton (Chris Penn) and Kennesaw (Michael Rooker) take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can break the man. But despite his troubles, Wayland is a master of manipulation, and during the interrogation, he begins to turn the tables on the investigators, forcing them to reveal their own sinister sides.

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Audience Reviews for Deceiver

  • Jun 04, 2012
    Though Deceiver sometimes confuses being manipulative with being clever, it has enough twists and turns to make it an interesting ride. To say it's smart would be a bit of a stretch, the plot is a bit outlandish, but it is unique enough to give the film a fresh feel. One might become easily frustrated by its non-traditional narrative, but its not meant as such, instead focusing on the characters, and their role in this mind game, almost in the style of a Lynch film. This emphasis on character succeeds largely due to the underrated Tim Roth, who owns almost every scene he's in. 3.5/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 26, 2011
    Grim, gritty, smart, and full of surprises, Tim Roth plays a very rich, very smart young man being questioned by two detectives who aren't all that they seem on the surface. The detectives (Chris Penn and Michael Rooker) are investigating a gruesome murder for which they have few leads. Tim Roth's character, Wayland, becomes the prime suspect although the evidence is weak. We are never sure who is in charge of the interrogation, as Wayland is very manipulative and the detectives are not squeaky clean, either. This one had the viewer hooked from start to finish.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2009
    Tries so hard to be a psychological thriller, then tries to be a Tarantino movie with the backstories, then tries to tie it all up, trips over its own feet, lands on its nose, breaks its nose, cries and throws a tantrum - furious at its own failures.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 27, 2008
    tim roth hooked up to a lie detector has a war of wits against two cops played by chris penn and michael rooker, brought in for a murder of a prostitute played by renee zelwegger, is he guilty or inocent, but what does matter is what hes got or trying to do to the two cops, emotions and past encounters come to the table, well acted all round, very tense moments while in room, and also very engageing outside room, as we delve into there lives and the past, arguably one of roths best performances, really keeping you guessing to what his motives are, if any, a good little murder mystery thrown in, and zellwegger when she was actually a good actress.
    scott g Super Reviewer

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