The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Atom Egoyan has delivered a big, slick and sexy mystery in Where the Truth Lies, turning the Rupert Holmes novel into a sumptuous tale of show business hype and duplicity.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A mood of lush romantic decadence -- sleaze made enigmatic -- hovers over Where the Truth Lies, which has a score that works so hard to evoke "Vertigo" that it may leave you dizzy.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
High-gloss trash but compulsively watchable.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Kevin Bacon is on a roll right now after several good roles, and here he channels diabolical sleaze while mugging joylessly before the telethon cameras.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Egoyan's uncharacteristic bid for the mainstream flames out on many levels, but it's hard not to stare with fascination at the dying embers.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A strange mix of showbiz whodunit and soft-core eroticism, with a couple of fine actors - Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth - wandering around stunned and stoned-looking, as if someone slipped them a mickey.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Stilted film squanders an intriguing premise.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Malevolence is in generous supply throughout the film. Easy enjoyment is not.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
An erotic thriller. It is also an Atom Egoyan picture, which means any claims either to actual eroticism or conventional thrills are theoretical at best.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This movie isn't over-the-top -- it doesn't know where the top is. Trash addicts will eat up every graphic minute, even if they prefer to wait for the DVD.
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47 out of 100
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