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action & adventure, thrillers

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious, sex-dating club known as "The List" by his lawyer friend. He becomes enthralled in this new lifestyle, but he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multimillion-dollar heist.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Implausible, mature thriller about a sex club.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie focuses on anonymous sexual gratification, money motivated blackmail, and murder. The male leads are involved in a sex club called the List, which pairs male and female executives for steamy encounters in high-class hotels. There is a date-rape scene and a shot showing a woman with her throat cut.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about lust and greed. What drives Wyatt to befriend Jonathon? Why does Jonathon accept the phone calls on Wyatt's phone? When does the desire for money overtake compassion? Is this movie realistic? Why or why not?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 28
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Top Critic Reviews

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

- Allan Hunter, Screen International, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: This film would make a perfect commercial thriller for James Spader and Rob Lowe were it still 1994.

- Brian Holcomb,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

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

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, April 25, 2008

Audience Reviews

1 star

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 aren't any surprises, and the few moments of lascivious fun aren't enough to lure anybody except a twelve-year-old who has never seen a boob before. Even the performances by Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams feel phoned in, and Hugh Jackman has never been worse. Overall, there are worse films, but there is nothing that sets this film apart from its peers.

- hunterjt13, Saturday, November 24, 2012

2 stars

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 pretend to be surprised. I doubt you will. Although very stylized looking, ultimately an empty exercise.

- ApeneckFletcher, Saturday, April 14, 2012

4 stars

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. "How z it going?" And you are in middle of "conspiracy. Now its up to you whom you TRUST!

- ScoopOnline, Monday, January 9, 2012