L.I.E. Reviews

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January 2, 2018
Even in its least interesting moments, L.I.E should be credited for attempting to put an edgy kind of truth on camera.
March 31, 2008
A striking, unnerving coming-of-age film, "L.I.E." is the rare American movie that isn't afraid of ambiguity or confronting an audience's preconceptions.
December 30, 2006
March 10, 2003
November 4, 2002
Top Critic
July 12, 2002
March 29, 2002
Cuesta never gives us the satisfaction of fulfilling our expectations; instead he gives us a movie that we can ponder long the road takes its final turn.
October 19, 2001
Recoiling from L.I.E. is a very human, and frankly a very responsible, reaction.
October 19, 2001
A mature, insightful and extremely well-acted study.
October 9, 2001
Difficult and flawed feature debut.
October 9, 2001
Gripping, troubling, and deftly acted.
October 9, 2001
One of the most provocative independent films of the year.
September 28, 2001
A wonderfully acted film and a courageous one.
Top Critic
September 28, 2001
This is a very unsettling film that left me shaking long after I left the theater.
September 28, 2001
A bold, distinctly independent film.
September 28, 2001
A boldly imaginative yet subtle exploration of male sexuality.
September 27, 2001
A disturbing and provocative study of adolescence and isolation.
September 21, 2001
The suspense -- and, indeed, the art -- comes from not knowing which road Howie will take.
September 21, 2001
A provocative, upsetting film.
September 21, 2001
It is the work of a young director with something to say.
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