Although I didn’t really care for the format of this season on American Horror Story, or the style of the final few episodes, there is some tense atmosphere and the performances at least weren’t bad, with Sarah Paulson being the highlight.
Absolute Deception is your typical run-of-the-mill, unrealistic and uber-predictable thriller that it really has nothing to offer. I suspect it was made for some quick tax credits laying aside any substance or mere logic in regards to the screenplay. Cuba Gooding Jr. continues his downward slide which is a shame as even with his overrated signature performance, he’s still a decent actor, though probably more suitable in a supporting role and certainly not in the action hero part.
The Hit List is a little better than I had expected going in but at the same time, it is just another direct-to-video flick with a Blu-ray release that has no features and good but unremarkable video and audio transfers. If you like Cuba Gooding Jr. and/or Cole Hauser and have 90-minutes to spare on Friday or Saturday night, then you might take a chance with this one once it comes down in price.