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The Lie Reviews

November 18, 2011
The acting in The Lie -- including a nice bit by Mark Webber as a stoner pal who lectures Leonard on responsibility -- is good enough to almost overlook a so-so ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 17, 2011
Comprising small, near-perfect scenes played out largely at dinner tables and on couches, "The Lie" wonders if it's possible to rewrite lives and remake choices.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
It doesn't try too hard, but what "The Lie" is working at, in its unassuming, amusing way, is a mini-portrait of growing pains in a time of extended adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
The Lie's payoff strikes an unexpected, refreshingly open note that makes this slight little indie more resonant than its scale suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 17, 2011
Here's a film in which the actors create plausible people we would probably like. They're loose inside the skins of their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2011
The movie meanders like its dissatisfied, part-time pothead protagonist, not wisely but too well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2011
It would take considerable skill on both sides of the camera to make this material go, and Leonard, a low-rent Owen Wilson on screen, can't handle the simplest two-shot behind the lens...
November 14, 2011
[A] thinly amusing tale with not-especially-appealing characters.
November 14, 2011
Adaptation of an esteemed New Yorker story lightens the tone successfully while capturing the ugliness of a panic-inspired misstep.
February 4, 2011
This mix of laughs and drama is a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: B+