Make up your mind. Is it
"the absolute *WORST* movie I've ever seen"
or is it
"second only to Reindeer Games as the worst movie I've ever, ever seen".
I've watched it several times, and didn't waste my time doing so (unlike you).
Far from being a great film, the script is a bit bumpy in places, with some longueurs early on. "Horrible acting" ? NO, not from Hackman - not possible. But Carla, the Nurse, and one or two other minor German characters shouldn't have been allowed in front of a camera...
I liked the treatment of the father/son realationship, being so scratchy with each other, but having to co-operate. That worked for me.
“Instant gratification takes too long.”
esc_209 is just an a-hole who is tryin to write something provocative, and hoping for as many as possible to read his genuine post "Worst movie ever". Poor fellow, and aspecially as Target is one of Hackman's best movies. I grew up with this movie. Great movie.
<i>Just Another Secret</i>, of the same genre, is infinitely worse. This is not a great movie, but it is in no way close to the worst ever.
It felt a lot like a TV movie, but IMO wasn't terrible, just average. It was adequate early hours fare when I saw it it last night while suffering from a brutal dose of insomnia, anyway.
I think I must be the only person alive who enjoyed Deception (AKA Reindeer Games)
I agree about the TV movie feel. The characters seemed fairly cardboardy, but it's generally fun to watch Hackman and Dillon in whatever they're in. They weren't given very good material to work with, unfortunately.