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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gary Sinise
Charlize Theron
Dennis Farina
James Frain
Directors
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Screenwriters
Ehren Kruger
Running Time
104 minutes

Deception
Twisted Christmas-set thriller with Ben Affleck


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Plot
Rudy is a small-time crook who assumes his dead cellmate's identity on release from prison in order to cop off with his gorgeous penpal. However, he soon learns that she and her terrifying brother expect him to use his (fictitious) experience working in a casino to help them carry out a heist...


Verdict
Fantastically implausible and utterly silly, this overcomes the uninspired performances to deliver a brainless bit of undemanding entertainment - if you like that sort of thing.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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