Lies We Tell (2018)


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An unflinching British thriller about loyalty, betrayal, and revenge. When his billionaire boss Demi (Harvey Keitel) dies, chauffeur Donald (Gabriel Byrne) is given one final job--to wipe out any evidence of Demi's relationship with his mistress, the enigmatic and beautiful Amber (Sibylla Deen). Donald's task soon unravels when Amber's life is threatened, and he finds himself her reluctant protector. Unwittingly drawn into a dangerous urban underworld, he encounters dark, harrowing practices, and a sinister criminal figure who will test him to his very limits.

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Critic Reviews for Lies We Tell

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

From the storyline to the score to the climactic reaction shots to the purposely head-scratching ending, Lies We Tell is crammed, histrionic, and way too damn much.

Feb 4, 2018 | Full Review…

[A] glum, poorly organized crime drama.

Feb 2, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Despite some very talented actors doing their level best and lending what substance they can, this is a pretty leaden and unconvincing film, further hampered by a cheesy and intrusive musical score.

Feb 2, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Something's got to give, and unfortunately it's narrative coherence and character consistency, rather than any of the superfluous subplots, that get the chop.

Feb 2, 2018 | Full Review…
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Truth be told, "Lies We Tell" is a pretentious and muddled dud of a melodrama.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Weak script and amateurish direction sink this dead-on-arrival debut.

Jan 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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