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The Good Lie

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Philippe Falardeau

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About the Movie

Oscar-winning producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer team up with the producer of The Blind Side in this uplifting true story that follows a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who relocates to the United States with three other "lost boys." Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman (Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon) assigned to help them. But the young man not only struggles with his new life, but also with feelings of guilt about the family that he left behind in war-torn Africa.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 85
  • Fresh: 75
  • Rotten: 10
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "The Good Lie" may be a little too soft. But it largely avoids mawkish sentimentality and casts a glow that is increasingly absent nowadays from films depicting international strife. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Oct 2, 2014

Fresh: It's often earnest to a fault and fearful of its deeper, darker implications. Still, you won't leave The Good Lie unmoved. Its heart really is in the right place, – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Oct 3, 2014

Fresh: If a moviegoer can't cry for the great tragedy of these Sudanese children, and be touched by their small victories, then who on earth deserves our tears and cheers? – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Dec 4, 2014

Fresh: The political becomes personal, eye-opening and moving in The Good Lie. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Oct 2, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Engaging movie

Strong plot with talented acting.

The good in humanity.

Hope it will touch many to change our way to welcome each other...

Great movie!

Loved this movie. Everyone should watch it. It’s a reminder of what some of our brothers and sisters in Africa have persevered through and how many everyday luxuries we take for granted.

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The Good Lie
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2014

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