Liar Liar
Liar Liar (1997)

An attorney who tells the truth for 24 hours straight? This has got to be the movies! Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a lawyer obsessed with his career, and he's devoted his life to bending the truth to his advantage. This habit has… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 1997
DVD Release Date: January 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its thin plot, Liar Liar is elevated by Jim Carrey's exuberant brand of physical humor, and the result is a laugh riot that helped to broaden the comedian's appeal.

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

Carrey has never been better - that is to say funnier, or more controlled. He's reached a higher performance plateau here, playing a real human being we care about rather than a goon figure.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Like Robin Williams, Carrey has learned to do his side-splitting shtick in character. He's not only under control, but funnier than ever as the truth-impaired Fletcher Reede.

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Sarah Wenk
Common Sense Media

Carrey's mugging glosses over some tough issues.

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Todd McCarthy

Close to an ideal jumping-off point for Carrey, who spends the better part of an hour grotesquely physicalizing his scummy lawyer's struggle with being obliged to utter cold, hard facts.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

...Liar Liar stands to make a liar out of those who predicted that Carrey's career was on the skids.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

A sickly soft-swirl confection of low laughs and smarmy sentiment...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Pretty rudimentary, but it keeps Carrey's occasional over-exuberance in check and delivers likeable, effective, but decidedly mainstream comedy.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

...Jim Carrey makes a wild and remarkable comeback to cheerfulness...

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A lot of fun, especially when Carrey reels off an entire lifetime's worth of driving offences to a nearby cop.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
The story is clever and to top it off, the over-the-top hysteria of one Jim Carrey gives audiences every reason to laugh. Liar Liar gives the honest-to-God… More
Albert Kim
Entertaining but wildly outlandish. Typical Jim Carrey craziness. Didn't find anything particularly great about this movie.
Melvin White
Max Reede: I wish, for just one day, Dad couldn't tell a lie.  "Would I lie to you?" Here's the thing with Liar Liar; it's just not… More
Scott Green
One of Jim's strongest, funniest performance to date, and I do wish he returned to being funny in his films, but enough of that.
Film Crazy
I love this movie! I think its great, i love the concept and its truly an original highly amusing movie that Jim Carrey is perfect for! A great movie for the… More
Alex roy
Liar Liar is one of the first film of Jim Carrey's I didn't enjoy. The film has some laughs, but overall, the film is a mediocre comedy that fails.… More