Deception (1946)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Oscar-winner Bette Davis ("All About Eve," "The Letter"), Oscar-winner Claude Rains ("Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") and Paul Henreid ("Casablanca") star in this romantic mystery about a pianist who will stop at nothing to protect her refugee husband from her rich and powerful ex-lover.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 97
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 84
- Average Rating: 3.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A would-be erotic thriller with no heat and zero chills, Deception has the kind of glassy, glossy sheen and risible story that mean to suggest Basic Instinct but instead invoke lesser laughers like Jade and Sliver.
Rotten: Everything is wrong pretty much from the start of this misbegotten adventure in Adrian Lyne territory, including but not limited to the strained mind games that drive the plot, and the tentative New York accents on the actors from Australia and Scotland.
Rotten: Despite a cast that includes double-crossers Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams caught in the middle, the film is a yawn.
Rotten: Deception would be laughably bad if it weren't so rotely inert.
I love the pairing of Davis and Rains in film. Too bad they only made 4 films together.