Lies & Illusions

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"A writer, torn between two lovers is hunted by spies in search of stolen diamonds."
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 3.5  (3,067)

Lies & Illusions is a 2009 action thriller film directed by Tibor Takács and starring Christian Slater, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Sarah Ann Schultz. The film follows the story of a struggling novelist Wes Wilson (Christian Slater) who gets tangled up in a dangerous game of deceit, lies, and illusions when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Lana (Sarah Ann Schultz). Wes is an ordinary man who lives a quiet life in the suburbs, trying to write his next novel but struggling to find inspiration.

One day, Wes receives an unexpected visit from the eccentric billionaire Isaac (Cuba Gooding Jr.), who offers him a chance to turn his life around by ghostwriting his memoirs for a huge sum of money. Wes agrees, but things take a complicated turn when he starts having a steamy affair with Isaac's beautiful assistant, Lana. However, things get more complicated when Wes discovers that Isaac is not what he seems to be and that his life is in danger. As the plot thickens, Wes embarks on a perilous journey to uncover the truth behind the lies and illusions that surround him.

The film features a cast of talented actors who deliver strong performances, but it is Christian Slater who steals the show with his portrayal of Wes Wilson. Slater is at his best, bringing a mix of vulnerability and toughness to his character, making it easy for the audience to relate and care for him. Cuba Gooding Jr. is equally impressive, playing the eccentric billionaire Isaac with energy and humor. Sarah Ann Schultz, who plays the enigmatic and seductive Lana, adds a touch of glamour and mystery to the film, keeping the audience guessing about her true intentions.

The film's cinematography is also worth mentioning, as it beautifully captures the breathtaking landscapes of the California desert, where most of the film takes place. The desert serves as a perfect backdrop for the film's action-packed scenes, adding a sense of danger and urgency to the story.

However, the film is not without its flaws. At times, the story seems to lack coherence, jumping from one scene to the next without fully developing some of the characters or storylines. Also, some of the secondary characters, like Wes's best friend, seem unnecessary to the overall plot, adding little to the story's development.

Despite its flaws, Lies & Illusions is an entertaining film that delivers on its promise of action, thrills, and mystery. It keeps the audience engaged with its stunning visuals, gripping plot twists, and strong performances from its lead actors. If you're looking for a fun and engaging action thriller with a touch of romance and mystery, then Lies & Illusions might just be the film for you.

Lies & Illusions is a 2009 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.5.

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    3.5  (3,067)