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Liar Liar Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
April 26, 2003
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
...Liar Liar stands to make a liar out of those who predicted that Carrey's career was on the skids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
...Jim Carrey makes a wild and remarkable comeback to cheerfulness...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
...as Liar Liar proves one more time, there is probably no more consistently funny performer working in film today.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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
ReelViews
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
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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 Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
This is Carrey's most mature (and mainstream) comic turn, with flashes of introspection and tenderness.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Its premise is flimsy, but its payoff is riotously funny.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Entertainment Weekly
June 1, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B