WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > L > The Lie > Reviews

The Lie Reviews

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]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 :

“..the rest was a blur of weak slapstick, one over-dyed moustache and vague sexism, ageism and sizeism..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

CHILD 44 :

“..unrelentingly grim, plodding, and close-to-incoherent adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's best-selling mystery..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]

UNFRIENDED :

“..a flashy new coat of paint for the "found footage" genre of horror movie, replacing wobbly handheld cameras with webcams and Skype. Unfortunately, the engine underneath that gloss is woefully familiar, offering the same jump scares we've seen..”
by Jacob Hall [NY Daily News]

MONKEY KINGDOM :

“..these gorgeous-looking films are so much more than chronicles of nature. They have a heart and an insight that's remarkable..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

ALEX OF VENICE :

“..although it's enjoyable, actor Chris Messina's directorial debut is somehow less than the sum of its parts, wading only through the shallow end of familiar human conflicts resolved too conveniently to satisfy..”
by Barbara VanDenburgh [Arizona Republic]

TRUE STORY :

“..lightweight script doesn't help a grandiose premise..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]

MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT :

“..plays like a dorm-room answer to modern war films, complete with the constant profanity and masculine hysterics that pass for impact in an immature script..”
by Katie Rife [A.V. Club]

THE ROAD WITHIN :

“..three superb young actors try but fail to bolster a thin script..”
by Stephen Farber [Hollywood Reporter]

BEYOND THE REACH :

“..it isn't nearly as much creepy fun as it sounds like..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]

THE SQUEEZE :

“..between plot and character, there are definitely 18 holes in "The Squeeze"..”
by Robert Abele [LA Times]