Miramax Films | Release Date: July 20, 1990 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 14 Critics
Positive:
10
Mixed:
4
Negative:
0
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As an antic romantic comedy it's fresh and actually gets somewhere. [17 Aug 1990]
63
The Unbelievable Truth is just that - epistemology served up with pop panache and a comic twist. [27 Jul 1990]
58
Baltimore SunStephen Hunter
Hartley is grasping at, and only fitfully achieving, an overall tone of mordancy - formally called "black humor" - rather than believability. [25 Oct 1990]
50
Boston GlobeMatthew Gilbert
While Hartley, who made this movie on a shoestring budget, has avant on his mind, he's not nuanced enough to quite pull it off. [03 Aug 1990]
50
If the film's diffidence is its greatest charm, it is also, in the end, its greatest limitation-it's a movie that seems afraid to declare itself, to make the big move that might propel it from the pleasant to the memorable. [03 Aug 1990]