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Deception

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7.82 h 10 min2014X-Ray15
Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine), Donald Sutherland (Pride and Prejudice), and Jim Sturgess (21) headline in this mysterious drama presented by BAFTA winning director Giuseppe Tornatore. Esteemed art auctioneer Virgil routinely scams the auction world out of the masterpieces he deliberately undervalues until he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a beautiful young heiress.
Directors
Giuseppe Tornatore
Starring
Geoffrey RushJim SturgessSylvia Hoeks
Genres
SuspenseDramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Donald Sutherland
Studio
Signature Entertainment
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4.0 out of 5 stars

191 global ratings

  1. 51% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 14% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 March 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting ....
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FANTASTIC acting specialy by Geoffrey Rush, by end of the movie it was obvious what would happen but still it keeps you involved.

Even though the story wasn't written to make absolute sense why would someone steal SO many paintings which have already been recorded to be sold to someone? And even though Oldman was carried out to be a very smart and cautious person how'd he end up robbed and fooled so easily?
J. Temperance (Hull)Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 October 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Art Of Geoffrey Rush
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Geoffrey Rush is perfect as the cold and calculating older man slowly enticed and ultimately destroyed by a younger woman. Rush is the centre of the film. He is nearly always on screen. The film works because of this.

The story isn't that brilliant but Rush, the director and the supporting actors make what is ultimately just a 30 minute 'Tales Of The Unexpected' type narrative into a very intriguing and very engrossing film.

Obviously to make this into a 2hour 10 minute film the makers use great detail and subtle story telling technique to keep the interest. It works very well although the need for the film to us keep thinking is she? Has he? Who is the fake? does begin to get a bit wearing towards the end and the film could have done to have been 15-20 minutes shorter.

Good to see Donald Sutherland in quote subdued form and Sylvia Hoek is suitably compelling but it is Rush who is this film and shows what a brilliant character actor he is.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 June 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting
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Interesting
Ms. B. L. SacreReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
predictable but enjoyable while watching yet having a sense of disappointment afterwards
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Predictable in a sense. During the film you're thinking 'I bet that...' but obviously not completely 100% sure, or not sure of how all characters fit together. But in the end, it was as I feared it would be. I say feared because it is that which makes the film a bit disappointing after the fact. I enjoyed it while watching it. There was a sense of suspense at times. But when all the pieces fall together and the film is over I can't help but feel as if I could have spend those 2 hours better. Pehaps it's because it's too unbelievable. There are too many questions unanswered.
PamTReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Keeps you interest till the end
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Loved it good thriller
Mr. T. D. G. WakefieldReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 May 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Adrift
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Visually intriguing, but a wasted opportunity. Signposted throughout. Not a gratifying watch, And someone with such business acumen as the main protagonist to be so easily duped through-out is annoying to say the least. Whereas most films assuage the vulnerabilities of the audience, this does nothing to uplift the spirits.
peter saracenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 August 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Slow burner on a sumptuous journey.
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I am relieved that there was a group that did not predict the ending and, in a way, I feel sorry for those who did. Perhaps, we are collectively in tune with the unfolding tale as it happens not lean back and ponder ahead. It could have moved on with greater pace rather than meander like some 19th century classic but I am personally fine with a film that takes it's time, if it's worth it. The excellent Geoffrey Rush, with his own auction house, is in turn irritated, fascinated then captivated by a strange potential female client who wants to sell the contents of her vastly spacious villa of which she has never left since she was fifteen. And her caretaker, played by Philip Jackson, claims that he's never seen her in his two years of working for her. Who is this woman that hides behind a tapestry when the auctioneer comes to call? That's when the film starts to pay off.
ChantillyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Reminiscent of "Vertigo"
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As I began to watch the first 15 minutes of the film, I was losing interest. Needless to say I decided to give the film a chance, and glad I did.

As so many viewers have already mentioned, the film was predictable in part, although not totally. I found myself trying to guess what was going to happen next.

One thing I would like to say is I'm not sure this film was an original idea as there were elements throughout that reminded me of Hitchcock's "Vertigo". Those who know the film will immediately identify the scenes I mean.

The acting by all the players was well executed, and I was still left wondering at the end. I also think there could have been more to the ending. I don't want to spoil by giving away the plot. But recommend you watch and tell us what you think.
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