The Lie Reviews

  • The Lie
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date : November 18, 2011
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : -
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Screen Media
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  • there's a comic absurdity to Boyle's premise that Leonard mostly fails to exploit
    Review rate : B by Scott Tobias [AV Club ]
  • the short story ends in a streak offstag
    by Michelle Orange [Movieline ]
  • the movie is very funny at times but it's never outlandish
    by Matt Singer [ ]
  • solid and unassuming cinematography from Benjamin Kasulke benefits the performers by mostly staying out of their way
    3 of 5 by Ray Greene [Boxoffice Magazine ]
  • shows more promise handling the pic's physical assembly, which demonstrates a modest, breezy feel for mixing up visual and aural textures
    by Dennis Harvey [Variety ]
  • mean zilch to young viewers imprisoned by debt and career anxiety
    by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice ]
  • makes the other ones seem paltry by comparison
    2 of 5 by David Fear [Time Out New York ]
  • it doesn't try too hard, but what "The Lie" is working at, in its unassuming, amusing way, is a mini-portrait of growing pains in a time of extended adolescence
    3.5 of 5 by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News ]
  • isn't as funny as an all-out black farce might have been, but itâ��s a richer film experience
    Review rate : B+ by Eric D. Snider [ ]
  • good enough to almost overlook a so-so ending
    2.5 of 4 by Lou Lumenick [New York Post ]
  • combines subdued black comedy with a fresh take on familiar compromise-vs.-idealism angst
    by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • beautifully acted and emotionally resonant
    by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times ]

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