New Yorker Films | Release Date: September 7, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 25 Critics
Positive:
21
Mixed:
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88
One of the year's most unsettling -- and perhaps most illuminating -- films.
88
Superior and original filmmaking. You won't be able to take your eyes off it.
80
It’s too bad that at the very end L.I.E. settles for an easy, melodramatic resolution; it flies in the face of everything that makes this perceptive, original movie so special.
70
In a role that challenges our very notion of morality, Cox comes across as both predatory and fatherly, sometimes at once, in an acting turn as astonishing as it is stomach-turning.
60
The real reason to see it is Brian Cox, best known for being filmdom's other Hannibal Lecter (he played the role in Michael Mann's "Manhunter").