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Lies and Illusions [Blu-ray] (2009)

Jr. Cuba Gooding , Christian Slater , Tibor Takacs  |  R |  Blu-ray
1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jr. Cuba Gooding, Christian Slater, Lochlyn Munro, Christa Campbell, Sarah Ann Schultz
  • Directors: Tibor Takacs
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002G32ACU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,095 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Best-selling author Wes Wilson’s self-help book about honesty has saved millions of relationships. But when his fiancé is abducted and declared dead, Wes suddenly finds himself hunted by hired killers, beautiful spies, and a ruthless criminal mastermind with a taste for both style and violence. What does Wes have than an international smuggling ring wants? Why did his late bride-to-be keep a secret room full of weapons? And who can he trust when nobody is what he or she seems to be?

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How the mighty have fallen. February 7, 2010
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.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful! October 9, 2009
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.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible October 14, 2009
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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Illusion: That This Is Worth Watching February 16, 2010
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.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst movie I have ever seen October 8, 2009
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Has to be the worst movie ever! January 4, 2010
By Ginyer
I guess if any good can be said it is the laugh we have had at how awful the one liners were such as..."I've never seen my own blood"...Slater's acting was deplorable, the writing was worse, and the effects -- if you could call them that -- were a complete joke...amateurs could do much better than this...I can't believe it had these two big names....I won't fall for that again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I just watched this movie on Saturday and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I recall seeing the preview for this flick a year or so ago and thought it might have some potential. I then recall seeing some reviews panning the film by criticizing the acting, directing, writing and editing. After my viewing experience I agree with some of the poor acclaim, yet I find it to be the charm behind the movie. Allow me to explain this duplicity.

"Lies & Illusions" is about Wes Wilson (Christian Slater) a best selling "self-help" author. Wes is whimsical type of guy and seems to be on cloud nine. His book is doing great and he is recently engaged to a wonderful woman named Samantha (Sarah Ann Schultz). Unfortunately Samantha is kidnapped, goes missing and is presumed dead. Fast forward a year later and Wes is in a rut, he has writer's block and is still forlorn for Samantha. Then he meets Nicole (Christa Campbell) and there seems to be love in the air. However, Wes bumps into Isaac (Cuba Gooding Jr.) who might have had his hand in Samantha's foul play. As fate would have it Samantha isn't dead, she was a thief who worked for Isaac. This now puts Wes in the center "Lies & Illusions".

Now on paper this movie premise sounds not half bad, not totally original, but not half bad. As a matter of fact, I found the first forty minutes or so to be very good. There was this pace of mystery and intrigue. Conversely, after the character of Samantha "returns" the movie becomes an entirely different film altogether.

The movie turned from a thriller to an unintentional comedy in the manner of two minutes. I am talking "nifty little thriller" straight down into "campy road". This is where the acting, directing, writing and editing became a parody of a real movie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Carles Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Christian Slater is one of the best actor, his role in this movie is...
Christian Slater is one of the best actor,his role in this movie is out standing and a great tribute to his work.
Published 2 months ago by Roy Sexton
1.0 out of 5 stars Captivatingly Horrible
Pro's: Educational value as an illustration of numerous ways to make a really bad movie. It streamed smoothly on Amazon.
Con's: Almost everything else. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mike
1.0 out of 5 stars This Movie "Is filmed with lies and Illusions" NOT!!!
This has got to be one of the worst movies I have
ever seen. Christian Slater falls in love with a girl just because he
kisses her once. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robert Pylant
1.0 out of 5 stars A really bad movie in every way
My nominee for the worst picture of the year. What a waste of good actors: characters were not credible, plot was poorly paced, and boring chase scenes. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Adam J. Savage
5.0 out of 5 stars price and del.
it was a very good movie and for the price that was great. and it was del. very quickly also.
Published 18 months ago by James C. Cowart
1.0 out of 5 stars For A+ Cuba and Christian Get Sacrifice, not this garbage
Wow, after seeing Sacrifice - another recent straight-to-DVD thriller starring Cuba Gooding and Christian Slater, I was VERY impressed. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Gwadovski
2.0 out of 5 stars Stupid, but kind of fun for thefirst half.
<strong>Lies and Illusions</strong> (Tibor Takács, 2009)

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Published on February 15, 2012 by Robert Beveridge
1.0 out of 5 stars BAD BAD BAD
Do not waste your time or money, one of the worst movies I've seen in years, Gooding and Slater used to be actors, what happened?
Published on November 3, 2011 by Valerie
1.0 out of 5 stars The illusion of a good film!
Lies and Illusions was released on DVD on September 29, 2009, and was directed by Tibor Takacs. The movie stars Christian Slater as Wes Wilson, Cuba Gooding Jr. Read more
Published on July 24, 2011 by CK Webb
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