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Forbidden Lie$ (Forbidden Lies) Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2009
Even after you've seen Forbidden Lie$, the dizzying, drop-dead fascinating documentary on Norma Khouri, you won't be absolutely sure if she's on the level or a con artist ranked as "one of the best ever." That's how good she is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 13, 2009
Forbidden Lies, a documentary by Anna Broinowski, records, fascinatingly but with far too much slick finesse, Norma's world-class con artistry.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 9, 2009
Forbidden Lie$ 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-
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.
April 3, 2009
Cool-headed, lighthearted and outrageously entertaining, Forbidden Lie$ is documentary-as-striptease.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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
September 19, 2008
Spends an entertaining first hour with the charismatic con artist but fails to quit while the going's good.