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Sarah Wenk
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Carrey's mugging glosses over some tough issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
With a little more concentration on the script and a little more subdued Carrey, this could have been a much better film.
Full Review | Original Score: high 0 out of -4..+4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Essentially, the actor is miscast here. Unlike [Robin] Williams, he isn't good with children. In fact, you don't even sense that he likes his child co-star. There's no apparent rapport.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
To his credit, Carrey is right for this sort of role, as his physical and facial contortions appropriately convey his character's shock and disbelief. But there are only so many jokes to be had with this as the film's centrifugal force.
Read More | Original Score: 55/100
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
September 3, 2002
Carrey's willingness to do anything for a laugh, like pounding his head with a toilet seat, almost pays off.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A product that has nothing, zero, zip going for it besides the presence of its star.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dragan Antulov
January 16, 2004
After a while, Jim Carey's character making a fool of himself is becoming annoying and the ultra-sentimental finale doesn't ring a little bit true.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
June 1, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
As Carrey's celebrated rubber does its patented act, the flick turns into a gyrational marathon -- mildly funny but seriously exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 14, 2008
A sickly soft-swirl confection of low laughs and smarmy sentiment...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I am gradually developing a suspicion, or perhaps it is a fear, that Jim Carrey is growing on me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
All-in-all, Liar Liar is pretty good fun, and it represents one of Carrey's most entertaining movies to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
November 21, 2008
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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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Pretty rudimentary, but it keeps Carrey's occasional over-exuberance in check and delivers likeable, effective, but decidedly mainstream comedy.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Oh, I wasn't expecting much, really. And it was much better than Dumb and Dumber.
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Unevenly acted, hatched from a one joke premise and trading precariously on a single performance, Liar Liar shouldn't be as funny as it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 28, 2003
Entregando-se com uma energia assustadoramente feroz ao personagem, Jim Carrey comprova mais uma vez seu dom para a comédia física e transforma O Mentiroso em um filme simplesmente hilário.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's a magnificent comic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Truth be told, the rapid-fire Liar, directed with unfussy flair by Tom Shadyac, is a one-joke movie. But it's a doozy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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