What to know

critics consensus

Queasily compelling without ever truly coming together, The Lie won't fool many viewers seeking worthwhile horror fare. Read critic reviews

You might also like

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The Lie Videos

The Lie Photos

Movie Info

A man and his wife fall into a web of lies and deceit when they try to cover up their teenage daughter's horrific crime.

Cast & Crew

Cas Anvar
Sam Ifrani
Patti Kim
Detective Kenji Tagata
Nicholas Lea
Detective Rodney Barnes
Veena Sud
Director
Veena Sud
Screenwriter
Aaron Barnett
Executive Producer
Jeanette Volturno
Executive Producer
Peter Wunstorf
Cinematographer
Philip Fowler
Film Editor
Tamar-kali
Original Music
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for The Lie

Critic Reviews for The Lie

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (32) | Rotten (42)

  • Too stupid to be the hard-hitting drama it was first sold as and too self-important to be the black comedy it really should be, Sud's film is a master class in bad decision-making, improbable choices, and overwrought acting.

    October 16, 2020 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
  • Still, after roughly 90 minutes of unbelievable behavior and botched suspense, the twist ending is too audaciously ridiculous to entirely resist. You'll scream, but not in fear.

    October 14, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • The actual lie is that anyone will find this entertaining.

    October 13, 2020 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • There's a germ of an interesting idea in here about privilege that is only glancingly touched upon... But it gets buried under preposterous twists.

    October 10, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The film is a little bit too controlled... But there were good moments where I was yelling at the screen "What are you doing?"

    October 10, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It's well constructed and well-acted, but it falls apart when it comes to narrative. Very few will be unable to see the ending coming a mile away.

    October 8, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Lie

There are no featured reviews for because the movie has not released yet ().

See Movies in Theaters

The Lie Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides