Separate Lies
Separate Lies (2005)

A damaged relationship is stretched to its desperate limits in this drama. Anne (Emily Watson) and James (Tom Wilkinson) are a seemingly happy and prosperous British couple who divide their time between a flat in London and a house in the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 21, 2006
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72%
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47%



Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the characters in this tasteful adult drama keep a stiff upper lip, the moral dilemmas are nuanced and the emotional pain feels real.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

What lies underneath doesn't surprise. But it's fascinating to watch that peeling as it happens.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

As a very British film about very British personalities, class differences and attitudes, it's just about perfect.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wilkinson and Watson give sharply observed performances, that don't allow the film to become a sudser.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A chilly, intelligent and absorbing drama about infidelity, ethics and forgiveness.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

The deceptions of Separate Lies are so uniquely and recognizably human they become a cautionary warning to us all.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Separate Lies" is a hearty mystery/drama that blooms as a succinct social critique of British aristocracy.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

It's as grown-up as a movie can get, with a fine cast in a strongly crafted tale about the calamities that can wreck a relationship and the love that can redeem it.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The characters shift positions and explanations, presenting their 'separate lies' in a manner that ultimately adds up to an ugly truth.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A fascinating character study of lies, truth and the consequences

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An engaging adult drama that presents some compelling moral dilemmas, evolving from a whodunit plot to an intelligent character study that cleverly challenges… More
Dean McKenna
This thriller was not really shocking between the affair and accident.
Mason Williams
Separate lies, starring Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, and Rupert Everett is a good drama. A film that centers on a love triangle of a married couple and a death… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Separate Lies", James Manning(Tom Wilkinson) is a high powered solicitor who commutes to London from his home in… More
Antony Stubbs
A quiet indie drama starring Tom Wilkinson, Sepearte Lies takes almost a noirish approach to the topic of upper-class English infidelity. James Manning… More
John Ballantine
Nice! A great British thriller executed by great actors. Classic themes but nicely presented in an original storyline.