The Lie Reviews

  • The Lie
    • Genre : Horror, Thriller, Mystery
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 97 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Amazon Studios
    • Official Site :
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Movie Reviews

  • Veena Sud offers an accomplished helicopter-parenting noir; the couple are so blinkered in protecting their offspring that it prevents The Lie from entering more psychologically torn territory that might have made it profound
    4 of 5 by Phil Hoad [The Guardian ]
  • Peter Sarsgaard and Mireille Enos are exceptional actors, but as with "The Killing", Veena Sud's focus on character over plot gradually tips "The Lie" into preposterousness
    2 of 5 by Norman Wilner [NOW Toronto ]
  • honestly quite good, but telling cruel truths; A bracingly icy drama, "The Lie" proposes that the supposedly pure love parents feel for the children can edge into ruthless self-preservation in a snap
    by Leslie Felperin [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • cold and sterile, set in a winter setting that's appropriate chill-inducing, "The Lie" ultimately feels like one long anecdote leading to a punchline that isn't going to win over anybody
    2 of 5 by Chris Evangelista [Slash Film ]
  • a full-throttle thriller about characters caught in a maze of their own making, no word of a lie, it's good fun; A watchable tale of parental dread, propelled by a strong conceit and sustained tension -- but let down by its outlandish twist
    3 of 5 by Al Horner [Empire Magazine ]
  • "The Lie" is an overwrought, silly drama with high emotions; Things start getting way out of hand and then go even further until the audience can't help but snicker. I don't mean nervous laughter either. I'm talking full-on "lost our patience" laughter
    Review rate : D+ by Jared Mobarak [The Film Stage ]

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