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.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Frankenheimer ... treats this trashy, disreputable material with a brute squareness so leaden and dour it's practically Teutonic.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Reindeer Games is too tricky to let the audience join the fun.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Watchable but sometimes quite ludicrous.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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

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.

Tom Keogh

Frankenheimer does make Reindeer Games a bigger experience than it might have been in anyone else's hands.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

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

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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