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Where the Truth Lies

5 Ratings: 1.0
Art House & International movie directed by Atom Egoyan

Director Atom Egoyan's 2005 filmWhere the Truth Liesis laden with nudity, sex, violence, lies, blackmail, betrayal… and really, what more could you want? Other than some genuine tension, a more compelling story, and better acting, that is. … see full wiki

Director: Atom Egoyan
4 reviews about Where the Truth Lies
review by . August 07, 2010
Atom Egoyan is a filmmaker who delights in construction narratives that are puzzles. I haven't seen all his films, but in the devastating THE SWEET HEREAFTER and the powerful EXOTICA, Egoyan (who directs and writes) twists time and perspective in such a way that you genuinely don't always know when something is taking place in the greater scheme of things. In THE SWEET HEREAFTER, Ian Holm's character has a series of scenes that the viewer thinks are taking place at the end of the narrative, but …
review by . September 15, 2009
DVD
The story opens in 1957, when Lenny Morris (Kevin Bacon) and Vince Collins (Colin Firth), a famous Martin and Lewis-type act, are hosting a telethon. That night, a dead woman is found in their hotel room and the team breaks up under a cloud of suspicion. Fifteen years later, a young journalist (Alison Lohman) wants to interview Collins for a book and begins to probe the mysterious death.       Bacon and Firth are both fine actors, but they are wasted in this terrible film. Alison …
review by . August 17, 2006
While not on the same lengths as Cronenberg's latest foray, A History of Violence, Atom Egoyan pulls off a decent Canadian feature with this film, and heightens it with a great acting talent of Colin Firth and the man who knows everyone and one of my personal favorite actors (and pincushions), Kevin Bacon.    While the storyline becomes a little convoluted half-way through, the performances and presentation of the film keep up throughout. The dual narration is annoying at first, …
review by . March 04, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
We have come to expect from talented director Atom Egoyan films that linger in the mind, parceling out bits and pieces that continue to fit tightly together making the memory of his film linger and grow in impact. WHERE THE TRUTH LIES remains in the bits and pieces stage, even while actively watching the film, and one can only suppose that what Egoyan intended was a reconstructed parody of the 1940s/50s film noir, works heavily laden with voluptuous femme fatales in plunging satin gowns and suave …
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