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.
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Implausible, mature thriller about a sex club.
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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, CinemaBlend.com, 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
The set-up is a nice idea, with an interesting sex ring and anonymous calls. McGregor is our guide through this new and attractive land. As the film progresses it soon goes into predictable thriller territory. With a name like Deception, it just leaves you waiting for all this nonsense to kick off. The latter half of the film is just concerned with trying to trick its audience, but anyone well versed in film will notice the familiar scenes. Jackman can do bad and McGregor can do naive, but the "shocks" the film later adds fly in the face of all common sense. There's a moment where you hope it isn't going to go all thrillery and when it does it does it competently enough to keep your attention.
- kiriyamakazou, Thursday, July 8, 2010
The twist at the end was good. But overall this movie is not worth watching. Skip it if you're searching for something more entertaining.
- 3niR, Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Good thriller, but kind of loses it in the second half. Cast are all good, but the story is not convincing in places, and could kind of see some of it coming. It's a pity as the first hour or so with the whole secret hook up club idea was something a bit different and was not quite sure where the story was going to go to. I think this movie could have been something quite good, but they went for predictable.
- romy861, Wednesday, April 7, 2010