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The Lie

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

November 18, 2011

Director :

Joshua Leonard

Starring :

Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler, Mark Webber, Alia Shawkat, Jane Adams, Kelli Garner, James Ransone, Gerry Bednob

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : B

“..there's a comic absurdity to Boyle's premise that Leonard mostly fails to exploit..”
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 [IFC.com]
3 of 5

“..solid and unassuming cinematography from Benjamin Kasulke benefits the performers by mostly staying out of their way..”
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]
2 of 5

“..makes the other ones seem paltry by comparison..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
3.5 of 5

“..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..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : B+

“..isn't as funny as an all-out black farce might have been, but itâ��s a richer film experience..”
by Eric D. Snider [Film.com]
2.5 of 4

“..good enough to almost overlook a so-so ending..”
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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