Yesterday Was a Lie
Yesterday Was a Lie (2009)

Writer/director James Kerwin infuses Raymond Chandler-influenced noir with a metaphysical twist by tracing the story of a female detective who's tough enough to take on even Philip Marlowe in this monochromatic mystery designed to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Debruge

James Kerwin's conceptually ambitious low-budget debut offers stunning black-and-white HD cinematography, a sultry jazz score and a refreshingly high-minded script, but feels hopelessly amateurish in the acting department.

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R. L. Shaffer

It's a mixture of some very clever, but unguided ideas.

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John Wheeler
L.A. Weekly

Yesterday Was a Lie deals with some heady themes, and Brown strikes some nice notes on her character's frustrated journey, but the film is finally too disjointed and incomprehensible to be enjoyed as much else besides an exercise in style.

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Lara Killian

This film is highly recommended for those who appreciate a good, dark portrayal of the human psyche. Be warned: it won't hold your hand.

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Todd Gilchrist
Syfy Wire

The sci-fi noir is a movie of intelligence, imagination and mostly beautiful execution, which is why Yesterday Was a Lie is not quite a success, but far more than a respectable failure.

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

There is brilliance here that demonstrates the best of what independent filmmakers strive to do.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Brett Warren
If you're a total sucker for noir with a sci-fi twist you'll find just enough interesting about this to sit through most of it. Mostly though… More