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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 ColeSmithey.com 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 Hollywood.com Rated: 3/5 Nov 20, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An ambitious reporter (Alison Lohman) probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team (Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth).
      Director
      Atom Egoyan
      Executive Producer
      Colin Levanthal, Donald Starr, Daniel Taylor
      Screenwriter
      Atom Egoyan
      Production Co
      Serendipity Point Films, Ego Film Arts
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $871.5K
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