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Where the Truth Lies Reviews

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October 14, 2005
This Truth lies somewhere between a gauzy, '50s Hollywood movie and a noirish erotic thriller -- neither which are done all that well.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 2, 2005
A sexy throw-back mystery with one twist too many, Where The Truth Lies is a beautiful production with classic appeal and an edge that is as hard as nails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 13, 2005
A movie as stiff as the dead body in the bathtub.
October 11, 2005
The difference between a good potboiler and a bad one comes down to tone, and Egoyan chooses the wrong approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 3, 2005
Swipes the structure of Agatha Christie's The Mirror Crack'd and tacks on a bunch of coincidences and an ending that isn't even worth stealing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2005
More superficial Rat Pack-ish razzle dazzle than gritty Raymond Chandler-esque whodunit.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 31, 2005
While it's not without its strengths, it's really just a dime-store mystery novel that has been dressed up with tawdry sex.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 13, 2005
In telling the story of a fictional comedy team, the director Atom Egoyan seems to want to deconstruct celebrity through the familiar mechanics of a murder mystery.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 7, 2005
Trashy, contorted and belabored.
October 16, 2005
...misguided and semi-sensationalistic...Truth plays more like a tension-filled tease than it does a scathing commentary on the rigors of fame and its unpredictable frivolity
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2005
Like watching an episode of Veronica Mars penned by Joe Eszterhas
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 13, 2005
A steamy thriller about celebrities misses the mark with its lack of interesting characters.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/5
October 15, 2005
Egoyan has made his Showgirls.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 21, 2005
Has a soft-porn hue that sculpts its narrative into a sordid rainbow of slimy emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: '1.5/4'
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
October 7, 2005
In this relatively big-budget production, the director's main anxiety seems to be wrapping up the mystery and selling the project.
October 13, 2005
Atom Egoyan's stilted film squanders an intriguing premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2005
Egoyan's screenplay, based on a convoluted novel by Rupert Holmes, never achieves any kind of dramatic credibility.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2005
Not only is Where the Truth Lies not particularly erotic, it's not even particularly good.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 22, 2005
Awful finds new meaning in this monumental misfire from Atom Egoyan.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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