Reindeer Games (Deception) Reviews
Affleck's part of the problem here, and I'm not one of those guys who thinks he's a bad actor. He's not very versatile, it's true, but folks who think John Wayne or Burt Reynolds weren't good actors are idiots who apparently aren't aware that "specialist" is a concept that works in entertainment as it does in every other field. Now, I wouldn't give Affleck an award for his best work over Ben Kingsley in that Marvel One-Shot he did, but that's beside the point. Affleck was the wrong guy for this.
They should've gone with a comedian and kept mostly everything the same. The story could use some work, especialy that GTFOH moment, but a comedian or an actor with great comic timing could have at least elevated this to something better than it is. Everyone else is great and bonus points for Clarence Williams III whom I didn't recognize til Affleck gets his pecan pie.
Missed this the first time around 'cause I thought it was some kind'a Die Hard thing. No idea it was a heist movie. Die Hard *is* a type of Heist movie, I guess, but you know what I mean.