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  • Summary: 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 eighteen-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 you free tonight?") can lead to an evening's sexual fulfillment. It's a world of "intimacy without intricacy," as Jonathan's first conquest (or vice versa) explains to him, and through The List Jonathan discovers a side of himself that he didn't know existed. But an affair with a ravishing and mysterious stranger known to Jonathan only by her first initial 'S', will expose him to yet another world he never imagined - one of betrayal, treachery and murder. (20th Century Fox) Expand
  • Director: Marcel Langenegger
  • Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Crime
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 107 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 12 out of 23
  1. 63
    Jackman and McGregor are a delight to watch.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Deception is not the cool, noirish thriller it tries to be. Despite a cast that includes double-crossers Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams caught in the middle, the film is a yawn.
  3. With her arresting, off-kilter look of bruised desire, Michelle Williams ends up being the most interesting aspect of this somber corn.
  4. 38
    To succeed, Deception requires viewers to be both inattentive and stupid. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    30
    Deception would be laughably bad if it weren't so rotely inert.
  6. Deception is another example of when genre-fication (the forcing of otherwise intriguing stories into the straitjackets of horror, thriller or other genres) reduces our entertainment to head-shaking banality.
  7. 20
    Whether you view it as intellectually dishonest or just plain sloppy, Deception is a movie that more than lives up to its title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    4
    Half of the movie was like a porn and the other half was predictable. A waste of good actors for a simple and boring plot. It didnt thrill me at all... Collapse

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