Lies & Illusions
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I cannot believe this movie is $19.99!! Do not waste your money, or your time.
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.
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.
"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 of...eh....well "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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I now live in FL and I bought this movie so I could see my home in Spokane WA!Published 5 months ago by Lin Sobkowiak
A great movie and well written script with actors that play the parts well. If you like to be kept guessing till toward the end of how the movie will end, this is the one for you... Read morePublished 11 months ago by David West
Christian Slater is one of the best actor,his role in this movie is out standing and a great tribute to his work.Published 18 months ago by Roy Sexton
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
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