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An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.
Action Thriller - This is a psychological thriller with erotic elements for an adult
moviegoing audience. Fans of Hugh Jackman may be disappointed by his
fairly limited screen time. More conservative viewers may be turned
off by the sex-themed premise.
PROFANITY: 10 F-words, 9 S-words, 1 GD, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: A bloody shooting. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana. ACTION: A big explosion. COMEDY: Drug humor.
USA TodayFull Review Average 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.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 34 moviegoers:
TEENS:The two teens loved it.
ADULTS:Only about a third of the males truly enjoyed "Deception" rating it "Very Good" or higher. Most rated it as "Good/Average," which is decent but certainly not great. Unfortunately, quite a large percentage rated it as only being "Fair." The female reviews are a little better, but not by much. About half rated it "Very Good," which indicates above average, but more of the ladies rated it low to very low. I can't recommended "Deception" at full theater ticket prices. If you want to see it, a matinee may be a good option otherwise this one looks like a decent rental later.
A simple enough question, but how Jonathan McQuarry (EWAN McGREGOR) 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 (HUGH JACKMAN),
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' (MICHELLE WILLIAMS), will expose him to yet another world he never
imagined – one of betrayal, treachery and murder.