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The Invention of Lying

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

October 02, 2009

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Ricky Gervais, Matt Robinson

Starring :

Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Christopher Guest, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hodgman, Louis C.K., Martin Starr

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : C+

“..turns out to be "Bruce Almighty" for atheists..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
2.5 of 4

“..Smarter than most of the year's comedies and yet not nearly as smart as it should be..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : B+

“..seriously subversive..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..may well be the most subtle subversive comedy of the year..”
by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
2.5 of 4

“..feels a little too much like a wasted opportunity..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4 of 5

“..droll, witty and thoughtful..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
1.5 of 5

“..doesn't dare venture into the grey moral shadows of lying nor even uses its premise in a clever, entertaining way..”
by Jason Morgan [Filmcritic.com]
2.5 of 4

“..ambitious attempt to smash the wedding cake and eat it..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 4

“.."The Invention of Lying" will pass the time..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
3.5 of 5

“.."Lying" is good, but it could have been great..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]

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