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The Lie

  R HD Closed Captioning

Joshua Leonard

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Plot Summary

A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 19
  • Fresh: 14
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Comprising small, near-perfect scenes played out largely at dinner tables and on couches, "The Lie" wonders if it's possible to rewrite lives and remake choices. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Nov 17, 2011

Rotten: [A] thinly amusing tale with not-especially-appealing characters. – Dennis Harvey, Variety, Nov 14, 2011

Fresh: Adaptation of an esteemed New Yorker story lightens the tone successfully while capturing the ugliness of a panic-inspired misstep. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Nov 14, 2011

Fresh: 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 extended adolescence. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Nov 17, 2011

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2011

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