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Reindeer Games (Deception) Reviews

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
There isn't a scene that's not an insult to the eyes.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Watchable but sometimes quite ludicrous.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Reindeer Games is the sort of movie in which nothing is quite what it seems.
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Gemma Files
Film.com
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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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
It's a heist without a plan, a crime without a brain, a thriller without a decent script.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
The end is a long time coming in Reindeer Games and the dialogue is mostly slush.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
The games it plays are more ambitious than successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Reindeer Games is basically a test of your ability to accept a slushpile of implausible twisteroos and Tarantino-style conceits.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The movie is often amusing, thanks to Affleck's excellent deadpan delivery of flippant lines in the face of loaded guns and to Sinise's scenery-chewing villain.
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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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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
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Frankenheimer at 70 hasn't lost a step in his game.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
A film noir with a bracing twist of black comedy.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The pummeling and plotting grow tedious.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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January 1, 2000
A pileup of impossible-to-believe situations that just keep getting worse with every line uttered by anyone who happens to be on screen.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The film's action sequences explode with excitement as well as a clarity that's often missing from contemporary action vignettes.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Reindeer Games is too tricky to let the audience join the fun.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard T. Jameson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
A mechanical exercise from the get-go.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
About as appealing as leftover Christmas fruitcake.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Frankenheimer does make Reindeer Games a bigger experience than it might have been in anyone else's hands.
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Gets lost in a blizzard of cliches and uneven performances.