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      Where the Truth Lies

      R 2005 1 hr. 48 min. Drama List
      41% 100 Reviews Tomatometer 46% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score An ambitious reporter (Alison Lohman) probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team (Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 16 Rent Now

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      The belabored noir plotting feels unbelievable, thus removing any sense of suspense. Also, Lohman is badly miscast.

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      William L The butler did it. Oh yeah, and Colin Firth's character tries to screw Kevin Bacons character. Have fun. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review david f I wanted to like this film but it was kind of a garbled soap opera/mystery. What I liked about it was: the lush, string-heavy score, the way the camera crept around magisterially entering rooms, and Colin Firth's ultra-modern Los Angeles home, played by the Stahl House. It had a little sexy fun here and there but the plot was confusing and it didn't help that it had a bunch of avant garde narrative techniques like frames and flashbacks. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 1.20.19 dvd @ home w/Sh & J Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This got my head spinning about half way through as the plot was to heavy even Poirot would have trouble working it all out. I stuck with it and there was a little twist at the end with Alison Lohman playing Miss Marples. Odd scene with Colin Firth trying to enter Kevin Bacons rear passage in a weird threesome. Bacon didn't like that. I read Alison Lohman took some stick for her performance but she was fine. It passed me by , I forgot this soon after watching. What were that duo Firth and Bacon? Like Ant and Dec? I dunno really. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review muzz m Could have been better without the flat, uninspired performance of Alison Lohman. A decent whodunnit that was worth sitting thru for the twist ending. Irony in the title, it becomes apparent. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Potentially "exciting" for repressed US audiences, but thoroughly dull for the rest of the world. I didn't care about any of the self-indulgent characters or what happened to them. Didn't even care about the blackmailing "victim". Waste of time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Andrew Sarris Observer The solution to the 'mystery' ... becomes anticlimactic. Feb 2, 2006 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle A sodden, humorless mess full of lifeless performances (except for Lohman, whose work is just bad), purposeless convolutions, and lethargic pacing. Rated: 1.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion A metaphysical whodunit Sep 1, 2009 Full Review Cole Smithey Egoyan employs a keen sense of mise en scene to capture an atmosphere of '50s and '60s showbiz excess that percolates beneath the story of flawed people making tragic mistakes. Rated: A- Apr 19, 2009 Full Review Brian Marder Rated: 3/5 Nov 20, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis An ambitious reporter (Alison Lohman) probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team (Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth).
      Atom Egoyan
      Executive Producer
      Colin Levanthal, Donald Starr, Daniel Taylor
      Atom Egoyan
      Production Co
      Serendipity Point Films, Ego Film Arts
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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