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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This movie isn't over-the-top -- it doesn't know where the top is. Trash addicts will eat up every graphic minute, even if they prefer to wait for the DVD. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    High-gloss trash but compulsively watchable. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Stilted film squanders an intriguing premise. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Malevolence is in generous supply throughout the film. Easy enjoyment is not. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A strange mix of showbiz whodunit and soft-core eroticism, with a couple of fine actors - Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth - wandering around stunned and stoned-looking, as if someone slipped them a mickey. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 90
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Atom Egoyan has delivered a big, slick and sexy mystery in Where the Truth Lies, turning the Rupert Holmes novel into a sumptuous tale of show business hype and duplicity. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Kevin Bacon is on a roll right now after several good roles, and here he channels diabolical sleaze while mugging joylessly before the telethon cameras. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Entertaining and even affecting, Where the Truth Lies is a failure primarily because it doesn't do justice to its originator, Rupert Holmes' dishy 2003 novel, which shared both of the aforementioned characteristics but also was extremely funny. The film, directed by Atom Egoyan, is not. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Egoyan drains the life right out of the material, and the result is a chilly, complicated thriller that's neither thrilling nor a "Through the Looking Glass" head spinner. show more

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