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Where the Truth Lies Reviews

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September 1, 2009
A metaphysical whodunit
April 19, 2009
Egoyan employs a keen sense of mise en scene to capture an atmosphere of '50s and '60s showbiz excess that percolates beneath the story of flawed people making tragic mistakes.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 13, 2006
It was unsatisfying in every way possible, but at least Kevin Bacon manages to give his usual good performance.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 7, 2006
Egoyan's hypnotic new movie is a meditation on truth, identity, innocence and murder, a puzzle palace filled with locked rooms and dubious keys that stick at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 2, 2006
The solution to the 'mystery' ... becomes anticlimactic.
December 16, 2005
As it turns out, the furor and hubbub about the ratings squabbles over Where the Truth Lies may have just been a smokescreen to cover up the film's storytelling deficiencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 6, 2005
Sexy, stylish and hugely entertaining mystery drama with a sharp script, gorgeous set design and superb performances from all three leads - this is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 6, 2005
A delightfully seedy mystery who's joy lies only in the journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
December 6, 2005
A sodden, humorless mess full of lifeless performances (except for Lohman, whose work is just bad), purposeless convolutions, and lethargic pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 6, 2005
An awkward marriage of smut and smarts that teases on every level but doesn't quite satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2005
Where the Truth Lies ... is an erotic period mystery awash in intrigue unfolding against a behind-the-scenes showbiz backdrop.
| Original Score: 3/4
November 18, 2005
Egoyan simply offers too much in terms of twists and trysts.
Read More | Original Score: C
November 18, 2005
A mystery-inside- a-mystery that mostly just drives around in search of a nonexistent address and hits dead ends.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2005
A piece of lurid, salacious and utterly enjoyable trash, a kissing cousin to the collected works of Kitty Kelley.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 18, 2005
The way to appreciate the film is to sit back and enjoy it as a revolving carousel replete with character, situation and deception.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2005
The truth is, it's terrible.
November 12, 2005
This may be Egoyan's glossiest film to date, but it is not as compelling as his earlier work
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
November 11, 2005
Take away the kinky sex -- the reason for no MPAA rating -- and there's even less to be interested in.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2005
A lurid, pretentious mess with almost nothing to recommend it beyond its ability to attract cheap publicity.
November 4, 2005
This oddball wallow is both tonic and toxic, packaged in Egoyan's dishy style, so capably served by Paul Sarossy's images and Philip Barker's sleek design.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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