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  • Summary: A single woman (Reese Witherspoon) helps three Sudanese refugees find jobs in the United States.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Sep 11, 2014
    80
    The Good Lie is a touching, generous-hearted movie, sensitively directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) working with a smart, sly, long-gestated script by Margaret Nagle (Boardwalk Empire).
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Sep 11, 2014
    70
    Falardeau actually spent time filming in Sudan for a completely different project back in 1994 before being forced to evacuate by the U.N., but he consciously decides not to rub our noses in tarted-up awfulness, opting for steady-footed lensing and subdued music, then trusting our imaginations to fill in the horrors.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Sep 11, 2014
    25
    The Good Lie is so manufactured around a particular dramatic blueprint that any sense of spontaneity, surprise and engagement are sucked right out of the picture.

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