• PG-13, 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Tom Shadyac
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 1997 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 20, 1998
  • Universal Pictures

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Liar Liar Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Close to an ideal jumping-off point for Carrey, who spends the better part of an hour grotesquely physicalizing his scummy lawyer's struggle with being obliged to utter cold, hard facts.

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November 21, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Pretty rudimentary, but it keeps Carrey's occasional over-exuberance in check and delivers likeable, effective, but decidedly mainstream comedy.

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June 24, 2006
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Like Robin Williams, Carrey has learned to do his side-splitting shtick in character. He's not only under control, but funnier than ever as the truth-impaired Fletcher Reede.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

April 26, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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...Liar Liar stands to make a liar out of those who predicted that Carrey's career was on the skids.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/5

November 6, 2002
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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...Jim Carrey makes a wild and remarkable comeback to cheerfulness...

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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As Carrey's celebrated rubber does its patented act, the flick turns into a gyrational marathon -- mildly funny but seriously exhausting.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 12, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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...as Liar Liar proves one more time, there is probably no more consistently funny performer working in film today.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2001
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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Truth be told, the rapid-fire Liar, directed with unfussy flair by Tom Shadyac, is a one-joke movie. But it's a doozy.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I am gradually developing a suspicion, or perhaps it is a fear, that Jim Carrey is growing on me.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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All-in-all, Liar Liar is pretty good fun, and it represents one of Carrey's most entertaining movies to date.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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It's a magnificent comic experience.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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This is Carrey's most mature (and mainstream) comic turn, with flashes of introspection and tenderness.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Its premise is flimsy, but its payoff is riotously funny.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Well into his tumultuous career, Mr. Carrey finally turns up in a straightforward comic vehicle, and the results are much wilder and funnier than this mundane material should have allowed.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

June 1, 1997
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