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Lies & Illusions [Blu-ray] [US Import]

Christian Slater , Cuba Jr. Gooding    Blu-ray
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Christian Slater, Cuba Jr. Gooding
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Sep 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002G32ACU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 411,361 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID! 29 July 2011
This movie is very poor, bad plot, actors and director.
Nothing actually happens in this dull film, and the cutting/directing is not made well.
Rather download it than waste your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Dear Christian Slater has had his fair share of bad material over the years, but once I had overcome my distaste for his early, hammy, misplaced pastiche of Jack Nicholson infusing every single performance, I grew to enjoy him. Recently, he's proven to be an adept light drama/thriller performer in his turn as the wackily wired Edward/Henry in My Own Worst Enemy (albeit that the swines at Universal cancelled the show before transmitting anything like a decent conclusion) and he seems to be coming into his own.

But then we are dished the detritus of all possible movies with a handheld nightmare of the hammiest production I have had the displeasure to witness in years. Goodness knows what possessed the man to sign up for this twaddle and it suggests that the charm associated with the Oscar doesn't carry you too far along, if this is the only stuff that Cuba Gooding can get to act in.

Poor direction, low budget, untalented directors and writers and the worst set pieces (if they could be granted such a definition) such as car chases, fist fights and shootouts that I've ever had the displeasure to witness.

I'll be very surprised indeed if this pathetic outing doesn't garner the Golden Raspberry or Turkey of the Year - it truly is that bad. And it only gets one star because Amazon doesn't let you post no stars at all.

If you really want a good performance from Christian, watch Pump Up The Volume again (and delight in the use of Leonard Cohen's Everybody Knows) and for Cuba, couple him with Tom Cruise and rent Jerry Maguire.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A dreadful film 1 May 2014
The story is almost non-existent. I watched it until the end, wondering if something was going to happen. It didn't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD 30 Jan 2013
By Falcon
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I again enjoyed this film and think Christian Slater is an excellent actor portraying these roles. it is Worth a watch
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How the mighty have fallen. 7 Feb 2010
By William Higgins - Published on
I was in the video store and saw a cool looking action suspense film in the new release section called "Lies and Illusions" starring Christian Slater and Cuba Gooding Jr. OK, OK, I realized it was some straight to video B flick because I'd never heard of it, but I figured, "hey, good cast! How bad can it be?" Boy, how the mighty have fallen. The first third feels like a watchable low budget indie flick and isn't too bad. Then they must have run out of money. At this point the shot-on-location story inexplicably moves from Seattle to Spokane of all places and the actors stop even trying. My wife and I were in tears laughing by this time. The unchoriographed fight scenes between out-of-shape actors with no martial arts training looked like middle aged Power Rangers on Methadone. As it gets progressively worse toward the end, better quality diologue could be found in a porn movie. Then to top it off, there's a plane crash at the end that looks straight out of an Ed Wood movie. If you see this on the shelf, be a good samaritan and remove all copies and hide them so nobody else gets subjected to this.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful! 9 Oct 2009
By Chefsprive - Published on
I am being quite generous giving this awful movie a one star rating! This movie is unbelievably bad! I cannot believe that Slater and Gooding Jr. did not read the script and laugh out loud at the ridiculous plot and cheezy one-liners! The entire film, the acting, the music, the sound effects, the script, had the effect of an adult movie, and lets be clear, the aformentioned categories are not what people watch adult movies for! My wife and I watched the entire movie, and I really now scratch my head and wonder why! I watch a lot of movies, and I can honestly say, I cannot remember when I last saw a movie that was this bad. Even if this was made for TV, there are many, many good made-for-TV movies. This one clearly doesn't make the cut. The acting is atroscious, and the worst offenders are Slater and Gooding Jr.!! It is hard to believe that these two have actually been in good movies! The sound effects, gun shots for example, are laughable!
I cannot believe this movie is $19.99!! Do not waste your money, or your time.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible 14 Oct 2009
By EugeSchu - Published on
This movie is just awful in every way. Don't be fooled by the two name actors. It's an embarassment of script, direction, acting, soundtrack, editing, and just about anything else you can imagine.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Illusion: That This Is Worth Watching 17 Feb 2010
By Mark Eremite - Published on
On paper, this movie has an interesting premise. An award-winning author of a relationship book (Slater) has his fiance abducted on the night of his book's big promotional party, and after a year passes with no trace of his beloved it becomes clear that she was hiding a lot of important secrets, not the least of which being a small alcove in their garage which is filled with weapons and high-tech gadgetry. Suddenly Slater's writer finds himself hunted down by gangsters and diamond thieves, led by an unflappable and horribly overacted Cuba Gooding.

Others have said it before, and I'll add to their claims: not even in a schmaltzy ironic way is this movie worth watching. Everything about it is disasterous. Slater's amazing author has one of the worst written acceptance speeches I've ever heard. The vicious gangsters make incomprehensible decisions. The gun fights are so poorly framed, directed, and edited they seem like jokes. The fight scenes are filmed chaotically, so that the actors and actresses don't have to do any fancy footwork, but this means they also make little to no sense. In one fight scene, inexplicably, the combatants decide to jump up on tables and engage each other from off the floor.

The acting, the plotting, and the special effects aren't even amateurish, because that makes it sound like someone, somewhere was actually trying when they made this film. Not so. Every single person involved in this mess of a movie seems to have done a half-assed job, and the only resulting illusion is the very idea that this thing is even remotely watchable.
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst movie I have ever seen 8 Oct 2009
By NAKED TRUTH - Published on
Shame on Slater and Gooding for appearing in such a dog of a movie..

Its almost unwatchable the acting is so terrible..

This is the very bottom of the heap for movies I have seen..

Don't waste your time on money on this travesty of a movie.
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