Where the Truth Lies Reviews

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April 1, 2006
February 2, 2006
The solution to the 'mystery' ... becomes anticlimactic.
December 6, 2005
A sodden, humorless mess full of lifeless performances (except for Lohman, whose work is just bad), purposeless convolutions, and lethargic pacing.
December 6, 2005
An awkward marriage of smut and smarts that teases on every level but doesn't quite satisfy.
November 18, 2005
Egoyan simply offers too much in terms of twists and trysts.
November 18, 2005
A mystery-inside- a-mystery that mostly just drives around in search of a nonexistent address and hits dead ends.
November 4, 2005
Replete with the sort of wooden acting, sleazy atmosphere and unsexy eroticism one normally associates with late-night Cinemax movies.
November 4, 2005
Every face on screen seems wrong for the part chosen.
November 3, 2005
It's less a whodunnit than a whocares.
October 28, 2005
This is a silly, ponderous piece of work, and you won't believe one word of it.
October 28, 2005
The film's twisty structure -- mirroring that of the book -- eventually grows tiresome without a strong central character to anchor it.
October 28, 2005
More about vulgar shock value and vivid period re-creations than it is an absorbing or convincing crime story.
October 28, 2005
The trouble with Where the Truth Lies is that it's lousy art. Egoyan rubs our noses in behavior that he seems to think his movie is too good for.
October 27, 2005
Where the Truth Lies is heavy-handed, bombastic, blatant, overwrought, confusing and florid. But bless its shameless heart, it's also watchable.
October 27, 2005
Where the Truth Lies might have worked if Egoyan had cast someone more credible in the central role of the reporter, but Lohman isn't believable for a minute.
October 27, 2005
The whole thing is supposed to be funny (the book, at any rate, was funny), but instead it just feels sordid.
October 27, 2005
Another director might handle the showbiz and the murder and intrigue with dispatch, but Egoyan thinks about the emotional cost to the characters, as he also did in Felicia's Journey.
October 22, 2005
Awful finds new meaning in this monumental misfire from Atom Egoyan.
October 21, 2005
The film, a pseudo noir, is compulsively watchable even as laughably over-the-top moments start piling up.
October 17, 2005
I certainly admire its creativity and its visuals and the performances especially from Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon.
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