Deceiver (1998)

Walter Wayland (Tim Roth) has lead a life that many would envy. The heir to a fortune, he was educated at Princeton and then took over the family textile mill. Why then is he sitting before detectives Kennesaw (Michael Rooker) and Braxton… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 30, 1998
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey

...a sad waste of good talent.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores some of the varied faces of lying and deception in our society from the inconsequential to the deeply harmful.

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Michael Dequina

The brothers are talented filmmakers to watch, but they still need to recognize the fine line between cleverness and excess.

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David Luty
Film Journal International

The whole film feels superimposed, while the story underneath remains frozen and lifeless.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

A tight, terrific little thriller

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
Known in the UK as 'Liar'. Great film, clever story, good twists and totally original, probably the best part I've seen Tim Roth play
Marcus Woolcott
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,… More
Mark Abell
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… More
Jeffrey Meyers
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… More