Deception (2008)

"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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Deception is a middling, predictable potboiler with mediocre dialogue and ludicrous plot twists.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When you advertise an erotic thriller and then give us a comedy, that's deception in any language.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's as if they took a Hitchcock movie and dropped the style and IQ level about 85 percent.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

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.

Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

An indigestible concoction of ingredients thrown together without the benefit of any serious consideration of logic.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Despite a cast that includes double-crossers Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams caught in the middle, the film is a yawn.

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Allan Hunter
Screen International

A slick, cat-and-mouse thriller that unfolds with sharply-diminishing plausibility.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
An accountant finds himself enmeshed in a blackmail scheme and a mysterious list of liaisons. This is just your run-of-the-mill, hackneyed thriller. There… More
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A disconnected accountant finds his mundane life injected with a new sense of urgency after striking up a friendship with a charismatic attorney in director… More
Kevin M. Williams
Like a Youtube video farce of a thriller, but with highly recognizable faces, this one plays an old game of bait and switch and hopes you'll play along and… More
Lady D'arbanville
Deception was a no expectations held sort of film for me and yet it made a surprisingly good watch. Not entirely original, certainly predictable in a lot of… More
Wahida K
There is alot about this Movie what I really liked and enjoyed but one has to see themselves to make their own minds. Imagine just one line changes your life.… More
Conner Rainwater
Hugh Jackman gives a flawless performance as the evil mastermind Wyatt. He is the reason people should see this movie. Ewan McGregor on the other hand is… More