Reindeer Games (Deception)
Reindeer Games (Deception) (2000)

A burglar looking to make time with a beautiful woman after five years in prison falls into a dangerous trap in this action drama. Rudy (Ben Affleck) is serving time in prison for auto theft, where he becomes friendly with his cellmate Nick… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 25, 2000
DVD Release Date: August 8, 2000
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a decent cast, subpar acting and a contrived plot disappointed reviewers.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Watchable but sometimes quite ludicrous.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

The end is a long time coming in Reindeer Games and the dialogue is mostly slush.

Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

Os personagens de Jogo Duro se dividem em dois tipos: os unidimensionais e os incoerentes.

Paul Clinton (

A pileup of impossible-to-believe situations that just keep getting worse with every line uttered by anyone who happens to be on screen.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Winds up a fiery knot of tangled loyalties and betrayals, with no one to root for.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's a heist without a plan, a crime without a brain, a thriller without a decent script.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Kruger makes Reindeer Games fun and Frankenheimer gives it class, clarity, and energy.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

"[The director's cut] is empirically better..."

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
The trap is set. The game is on. Good movie. This film was entertaining and had a real good story with a very great ending I must say. Really good cast to go… More
xGary Xx
Ben Affleck is a car thief who steals the identity of his prison cellmate to woo his pen-pal (not surprisingly considering she's played by Charlize… More
Richard C
it was entertaining. B
Dean King
A cool fun action film starring the stunning Charlize Theron. A newly released prisoner decides to pretend to be his cellmate when he is due to meet his… More
Film Crazy
i really liked this film its amusing and is action packed and not a bad storyline so i really enjoyed it!
Dean McKenna
Really cool action-packed and suspense story of an ex-con Ben Affleck who has been double-crossed after he was released from jail. God, Charlize Theron is so… More