Where the Truth Lies
Where the Truth Lies (2005)

Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth star as a famous comedy team that splits up after a woman is found dead in their hotel suite. Two decades later, a journalist investigates what really happened in this stylish and riveting mystery directed by… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: February 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The solution to the 'mystery' ... becomes anticlimactic.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Replete with the sort of wooden acting, sleazy atmosphere and unsexy eroticism one normally associates with late-night Cinemax movies.

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Fernando F. Croce

A metaphysical whodunit

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Egoyan simply offers too much in terms of twists and trysts.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

Every face on screen seems wrong for the part chosen.

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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.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A mystery-inside- a-mystery that mostly just drives around in search of a nonexistent address and hits dead ends.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A mesmerizing show-business Rashomon.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It was unsatisfying in every way possible, but at least Kevin Bacon manages to give his usual good performance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Veronique Kwak
atom egoyan is one of the best neo-noir directors, along with david lynch, brian de palma, paul verhoren and quentin tarantino since the 90s. i hate to say this… More
Jani H
A pretty interesting but predictable film of a journalist who tries to find the truth of a murder that had two star entertainers involved in. Bacon good as… More
Carlos Magalhães
Although this noir film is developed in a correct pace and sometimes even seems carefully elaborated, the story is not really compelling nor very interesting.… More
Dean McKenna
Interesting sexy mystery-murder tale about two legendary partnerships break their act forever after they found a maid's body in their hotel suite. This… More
Lewis C.
"Having to be a nice guy is the toughest job in the world when you're not." Where the Truth Lies is pretty decent mystery/thriller that I… More
Steve B.
Pretty much everything they say about it on Rotten Tomatoes is true, but -- even with its flaws -- I kind of liked it. I think it certainly rates better than… More