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  • Summary: Jim Carrey stars as a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar who, forced by his son's birthday wish, must tell the truth for the next 24 hours. (Universal)
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. It's a magnificent comic experience.
  2. Carrey's attempted self-immolation in a men's room, which weirdly recalls certain Fred Astaire routines, may be a small classic.
  3. Two little words: Jim Carrey. That's all it takes to transform Liar Liar from a formulaic Hollywood comedy into an uproarious one-man free-for-all.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    Awfully funny at times.
  5. 70
    He's (Carrey) an unruly commodity and, as such, compulsively watchable.
  6. 63
    Carrey is forced to confine his antics to the needs of Liar Liar's unimaginative screenplay, and the results are mixed.
  7. 40
    A sickly soft-swirl confection of low laughs and smarmy sentiment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jul 27, 2012
    9
    I always have had the opinion, that the British have an awful, dry sense of humor tainted by their inherent depression from living in one of the worst places on Earth. Carry is a comedic genius, in that he sees and creates humor in any context, taking life lightly and laughing in the faces of those who are burdened by their serious, depressive, british lives, farting in their very faces. And this is certainly his best movie. Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2013
    9
    Liar Liar is an outstanding comedy. Jim Carey gives one of his best performances of his career. A movie that you won't stop laughing from start to finish with a story you will cherish. Expand
  3. Jul 22, 2013
    9
    Esta pelicula me encanto mucho, fue graciosa y divertida, con el clasico humor de Jim Carrey; estas son peliculas para ver, son sanas y divertidas, la recomiendo. Expand
  4. Oct 9, 2011
    8
    This movie was very touching. It was very funny and family friendly. I enjoyed the movie especially with the fact that pointed to the profession of lawyers having to lie to get their win and money or allow unjust situations to take place. Expand
  5. Aug 9, 2013
    7
    Absolutely hilarious film. Jim Carrey is top notch here as the laughs keep coming. Liar Liar is most certainly a hilarious, feel good story. In addition, the bloopers at the end of film ensure that the laughs truly go from beginning to end. Expand
  6. May 12, 2013
    7
    This is probably one of Jim Carrey's whackiest performances ever made. Liar Liar is a whacky and fun movie. It may seem unoriginal, but when you put a comedic actor like Jim Carrey, it's something else. It does get a little too extreme as far as storytelling near the end. Plus, for a movie like this, it's a bit too sexual. Then again, the court scenes in the movie are about a woman committing adultery. It somehow manages to work with the movie, but is too ridiculous. (Which is what the movie is). As far as characters go, I thought they were really good, except for Jerry (Cary Elwes). He was just a bad character to throw into the movie. Overall, it's a slapstick funny and ridiculous comedy. Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2011
    4
    Bottom Line: Jim Carrey disappoints as a lawyer/liar in a comedy that throws out much of its potential.

    In most of his films, Jim Carrey
    makes a show of hyperactivity, and in most cases, itâ Expand

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