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"Are you free tonight?" A simple enough question, but how Jonathan McQuarry answers it will change his life forever. A corporate auditor adrift in a sea of New York's power elite, Jonathan's work is his entire life. But, a chance meeting with Wyatt Bose, a charismatic corporate lawyer, introduces Jonathan to a decadent playground for Manhattan's executive upper crust. For these power brokers, whose 18-hour workdays leave no time for a personal life, there's "The List"--a sex club, of sorts, where the right cell-phone number and four simple words ("Are… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"When you advertise an erotic thriller and then give us a comedy, that's deception in any language."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"It's as if they took a Hitchcock movie and dropped the style and IQ level about 85 percent."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Um sub-Jade (e quem se lembra daquele longa dirigido por William Friedkin sabe o que ser um "sub-Jade" significa) que teria sido lançado diretamente no Cine Privê da Band caso não contasse com um elenco tão célebre."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A slick, cat-and-mouse thriller that unfolds with sharply-diminishing plausibility."
‑ Allan Hunter, Screen International
"This film would make a perfect commercial thriller for James Spader and Rob Lowe were it still 1994."
‑ Brian Holcomb,
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"An indigestible concoction of ingredients thrown together without the benefit of any serious consideration of logic."
‑ Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle
"The film plays like two movies in one and they are sadly somewhat in conflict with one another."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"The all-too-obvious script weaknesses didn't spoil my fascination with the premise and where it took us. It also afforded me a whole new look at Williams."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"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."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Despite a cast that includes double-crossers Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams caught in the middle, the film is a yawn."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"It is about as erotic as a midweek National Express coach journey to Hitchin."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Stylishly directed and superbly acted but ultimately disappointing thriller, thanks to an over-familiar plot and some laughably bad dialogue."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"stin Ameriki de tha 'paize stis aithoyses an i Fox den eihe ton Wolverine (2009) na erhetai (gia na kanei ta hatiria toy protagonisti toy). Se pio kathysterimenes agores (bl. Ellada) kollaei kalytera (sti premiera gia tis Mazes egine psilopatimos), kai st"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
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