Notebook Reviews: REINDEER GAMES/DECEPTION

3.5 out of 5 stars

John Frankenheimer – 2000 

Okay, I prefer the title Reindeer Games  – I’ll get that out of the way from the get-go (Deception is so bland and generic). Director John Frankenheimer delivers an entertaining thriller that manages to be both slick and gritty at the same time. Ben Affleck delivers the goods in his first real action starring role. while the supporting cast also hit the mark (Gary Sinise is always good value).

The film makes the most of its desolate and snowy landscape and there are a few fun lines scattered throughout. At times this feels a little underdeveloped – but it’s still fun.

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