L.I.E.

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Though I admire much of what Cuesta does in L.I.E., the film didn't give me much pleasure. I didn't find it unpleasant or repulsive; it's just that I felt he was too much outside the story.
  2. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    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").
  3. Paints a sincere and serious portrait of the seductiveness of evil and the self-destructive nature of depravity.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Sep 18, 2011
    10
    L.I.E. is simply the best movie on this subject ever made - and it has become a classic, world-wide, because of that. Stephen M. Ryder'sL.I.E. is simply the best movie on this subject ever made - and it has become a classic, world-wide, because of that. Stephen M. Ryder's screenplay is nothing short of genius. Brian Cox did the best acting of his career and would have stolen the entire movie were it not for the incredibly brave performance by Paul Dano. Great music, great cinematography and fabulous production on a very low budget. Heartfelt kudos to all involved, especially Ryder, Cox and Dano. Bravo bravissimo! And to hell with Jack Valenti and his bluenosed thugs at the MPAA. Full Review »