The Lie Synopsis
Deciding he needs some time off, a man (Joshua Leonard) tells a shocking lie to get out of work.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Comprising small, near-perfect scenes played out largely at dinner tables and on couches, The Lie wonders if it's possible to rewrite lives...
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
It's a film that casually mixes comedy with dread more or less deftly until faltering near the end. Up to then, however, it imparts the...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Lie is dark enough, but it has affection for its characters and doesn't destroy them. It paints them in three fallible human...
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65

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Embedded in The Lie is a sharp look at the moral limbo of a complacent life, the self-defeat of committing by halves, the self-interest of...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Good enough to almost overlook a so-so ending.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

Likeably shaggy, it has arthouse appeal and a winning cast.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
The movie meanders like its dissatisfied, part-time pothead protagonist, not wisely but too well.
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40

Variety

Thinly amusing tale with not-especially-appealing characters.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
It's hard to say which is worse: the unfunny caricatures or the indulgent soul-searching.
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Charming film - go and see!

By dumbmonkey
This story of a father who gets his family caught up in a lie he tells was quite touching. The acting was great, especially the character of Clover (Jess Wexler). The movie contained strong...

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Rated R | For Language and Some Drug Use