Deception (I) (2008)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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.




  • Hugh Jackman at an event for Deception (2008)
  • Ewan McGregor and Maggie Q at an event for Deception (2008)
  • Hugh Jackman in Deception (2008)
  • Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams in Deception (2008)
  • Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams in Deception (2008)
  • Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams at an event for Deception (2008)

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Marcel Langenegger


Mark Bomback

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25 April 2008 | jdesando
"The essence of lying is in deception, not in words." John Ruskin

The only deception in the film Deception is that you might expect a cool, modern thriller. WRONG. This piece of cinematic disappointment defines the dramatic descriptor "telegraph." In other words, if you didn't have an idea of what is to come from what is happening now, then you've not been to junk movies enough not to be surprised. Of course, you can feel right at home with the pervasive use of cell phones, but then you may watch enough TV to be used to them as dramatic device.

Jonathan McQuarry (Ewan McGregor) is a dorky high-level auditor with the requisite glasses and outdated haircut who stumbles into a sex ring, aided by the urbane Wyatt Bose (High Jackman). As Jonathan enjoys himself picking the ever so sweet fruit from this vine, he falls in love with one of the anonymous partners, not a good thing to do.

The ensuing plot complications are as clichéd as clouds in Seattle—they don't always make sense, but, hey, this is the movies! The problem is that without a sharp script, the inconsistencies are more obvious and plot points just not credible, e.g., how does she magically appear at the right spot in a big city? or how can you commit a murder in a public park in Madrid without anyone around in broad daylight? or how can you get a phony passport on short notice? or how can you withdraw millions with that document especially since the photo ID online doesn't look close to your impersonation? or, oh, well, I'm not going to deceive you—this movie lacks credibility.

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Release Date:

25 April 2008


English, Spanish, Cantonese

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Filming Locations

Instituto Cervantes, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,312,146 27 April 2008

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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