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Reindeer Games (Deception) Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Kruger makes Reindeer Games fun and Frankenheimer gives it class, clarity, and energy.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Os personagens de Jogo Duro se dividem em dois tipos: os unidimensionais e os incoerentes.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
Winds up a fiery knot of tangled loyalties and betrayals, with no one to root for.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
April 11, 2001
"[The director's cut] is empirically better..."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
seems always to be verging on the edge of camp, as if it were nudged just a little bit to the left it would be an all-out comedy rather than a thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
This represents the worst the Hollywood system has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Narratively, the movie is similar to a casino game: you're not sure where you are and the house has the advantage.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Charles Taylor
January 1, 2000
There isn't a scene that's not an insult to the eyes.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I wish I'd had a stopwatch, to clock how many minutes are spent while one character holds a gun to another character's head and gabs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gemma Files
January 1, 2000
It just vanishes from between your ears like cotton-candy in a tropical rainstorm, leaving nothing but a slightly sickly aftertaste.
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Tom Keogh
January 1, 2000
Frankenheimer does make Reindeer Games a bigger experience than it might have been in anyone else's hands.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Sinks from pulpy crime-drama to silly gamesmanship.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Frankenheimer ... treats this trashy, disreputable material with a brute squareness so leaden and dour it's practically Teutonic.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Christopher Brandon
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
A contrived, cliché riddled yawner that's got nothing going for it other than a tasty sex scene and an exploding truck.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
A ludicrously convoluted, laughably hard-boiled heist movie that inspires incredulity rather than affection.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
At times Reindeer Games looks as if it was directed by Frankenstein, not Frankenheimer. You want to kill it. You want to run away.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A contrived plot that expects you to believe in something far more outrageous than a plump elf who delivers gifts.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark Ramsey
January 1, 2000
This is one of those movies where the twists are more important than the story.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Frankeheimer shows he can still make a pretty decent action flick.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
The chief idiocy of this movie, even allowing for its modest 'B' flick intentions, is its car-wreck of coincidences and contrivances.
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