L.I.E. Synopsis
A pedophile (Brian Cox) forms an emotional bond with a motherless boy (Paul Franklin Dano) .
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a powerful and provocative achievement from a first-time filmmaker of enormous promise.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Superior and original filmmaking. You won't be able to take your eyes off it.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
One of the year's most unsettling -- and perhaps most illuminating -- films.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Dano is a real find in this daunting role about a teenager's identity crisis. The subject of the movie is dicey but ultimately deeply...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A disturbing and provocative study of adolescence and isolation.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
A mature, insightful and extremely well-acted study of a boy at a crossroads in his life, and a doomed, tortured man who, consciously or...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You know you're in the hands of a born filmmaker when he floods a scene with danger and excitement and, at the same time, tempers it with...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The ending is a cheap shot. An inconclusive ending would have been better, and perhaps more honest. The movie and the ending have so little...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Depicts the bleak suburban milieu in a manner that avoids exploitation.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A provocative, upsetting film.
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