Forbidden Lie$ (Forbidden Lies) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Forbidden Lie$ (Forbidden Lies) Reviews

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Anna King
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2009
Even after you've seen Forbidden Lie$, the dizzying, drop-dead fascinating documentary on Norma Khouri, you won't be absolutely sure if she's on the level or a con artist ranked as "one of the best ever." That's how good she is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
April 13, 2009
Forbidden Lies, a documentary by Anna Broinowski, records, fascinatingly but with far too much slick finesse, Norma's world-class con artistry.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
April 9, 2009
Forbidden Lie$ holds our attention with Khouri's increasingly brazen and unrepentant insistence that she's the only voice of truth in a violent world.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
April 9, 2009
Even as Broinowski exposes Khouri's shameful and pathological abuse of such genuine tragedies, the filmmaker may be giving her subject exactly what she wants.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 3, 2009
Cool-headed, lighthearted and outrageously entertaining, Forbidden Lie$ is documentary-as-striptease.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Elena Oumano
Village Voice
April 1, 2009
This entertaining, provocative film raises pointed issues about con artists and their sometimes-culpable "victims," and also speaks to the elusive pursuit of documentary truth.
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
September 19, 2008
It must be fun to make a film about a con artist when the con artist is a full and willing participant, literally going to the ends of the Earth to prove she is the real deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Kuipers
Variety
September 19, 2008
Spends an entertaining first hour with the charismatic con artist but fails to quit while the going's good.