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In its amiable, quiet, PG-13 way, The Invention of Lying is a remarkably radical comedy. Read full review
The performances are razor sharp. And the ideas in this movie are, no kidding, big. Read full review
Gervais and Robinson take what might have been a cute concept comedy and elevate it to delicious heights. Read full review
Ricky Gervais, instead of resting on formula and on a familiar persona, uses his first opportunity as a big-screen actor-director to make an original comedy that expresses some real thinking and feeling. Read full review
By adhering to the romantic-comedy formula, The Invention of Lying stops short of being truly inventive. But enough sequences are fresh and inspired to make this a comedy honestly worth catching. Read full review
Invention - a mash-up of two Jim Carrey comedies, "Liar Liar" and "Bruce Almighty" - flirts with being a one-gag pony. Shocking sincerity loses its comic impact after a while. Read full review
For its first stingingly funny half hour, The Invention of Lying had me thinking that Ricky Gervais had finally found a way to bring his indisputable brilliance at TV comedy (The Office, Extras) to the big screen. Then the air went out of the balloon. What a shame. Read full review
Once it's high-concept plot kicks in, Gervais' hilariously self-deprecating persona is really all that keeps it grounded. Read full review
With The Invention of Lying, the British comic actor Ricky Gervais has come up with a wickedly funny idea for a movie - and then purged the wickedness right out of it. Read full review
In the spirit of that world, I cannot tell a lie: The Invention of Lying, which the English comedian both directed and wrote with Matthew Robinson, soon loses altitude and eventually falls flat. Read full review
FUNNIEST COMEDY OF ALL TIME!
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