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Where the Truth Lies Reviews

February 2, 2006
The solution to the 'mystery' ... becomes anticlimactic.
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 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 4, 2005
Replete with the sort of wooden acting, sleazy atmosphere and unsexy eroticism one normally associates with late-night Cinemax movies.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 4, 2005
Every face on screen seems wrong for the part chosen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 3, 2005
It's less a whodunnit than a whocares.
Read More | Original Score: C-
October 28, 2005
This is a silly, ponderous piece of work, and you won't believe one word of it.
October 28, 2005
The film's twisty structure -- mirroring that of the book -- eventually grows tiresome without a strong central character to anchor it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 28, 2005
More about vulgar shock value and vivid period re-creations than it is an absorbing or convincing crime story.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 28, 2005
The trouble with Where the Truth Lies is that it's lousy art. Egoyan rubs our noses in behavior that he seems to think his movie is too good for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 27, 2005
Where the Truth Lies is heavy-handed, bombastic, blatant, overwrought, confusing and florid. But bless its shameless heart, it's also watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 27, 2005
Where the Truth Lies might have worked if Egoyan had cast someone more credible in the central role of the reporter, but Lohman isn't believable for a minute.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2005
The whole thing is supposed to be funny (the book, at any rate, was funny), but instead it just feels sordid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 27, 2005
Another director might handle the showbiz and the murder and intrigue with dispatch, but Egoyan thinks about the emotional cost to the characters, as he also did in Felicia's Journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2005
Awful finds new meaning in this monumental misfire from Atom Egoyan.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 21, 2005
The film, a pseudo noir, is compulsively watchable even as laughably over-the-top moments start piling up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2005
I certainly admire its creativity and its visuals and the performances especially from Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon.
October 14, 2005
Sex, drugs, intrigue, murder, extortion, betrayal -- it's all in there, every which way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2005
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.
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 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
Sexy, tantalizing, and befuddling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 13, 2005
Atom Egoyan's stilted film squanders an intriguing premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 13, 2005
A brain-twisting mystery that vaults among multiple time frames and narrators.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
October 7, 2005
Trashy, contorted and belabored.
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 7, 2005
Egoyan includes a grieving mother, a painful back story and a couple of gestures of healing and recognition, but they feel like add-ons to the pulp plot.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2005
It's the stuff of grand intrigue, and Egoyan relishes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 13, 2005
A sumptuous tale of show business hype and duplicity.