2 out of 5 stars
They say a true friend is one who will take you to an anonymous sex group, try to kill you and then steal your identity. Or something like that. Lonely, bespectacled accountant Jonathan (McGregor) needs a pal. Enter raconteur and confidence man Wyatt (Jackman), who introduces Jonathan to women—including the mysterious S (Williams)—and makes him feel like less of a loser. Unfortunately for Jonathan, Wyatt has an agenda, and he’s not getting his buddy sex just because he wants to be a good wingman. The success of thrillers like this one depends heavily on skillfully handled smoke and mirrors, but Deception’s predictable plot turns won’t really deceive anyone

By: Drew Toal


Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday April 25 2008
Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Marcel Langenegger
Screenwriter: Mark Bomback
Cast: Ewan McGregor
Hugh Jackman
Michelle Williams
Andrew Ginsburg
Dante Spinotti
Natasha Henstridge
Charlotte Rampling
Paz de la Huerta
Rachael Taylor
Lisa Gay Hamilton
Maggie Q
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