The Good Lie

The Good Lie

The Good Lie

A brash American woman (Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line) takes in a Sudanese refugee in this drama from French-Canadian director Philippe Falard (Monsieur Lazhar), making his English-language directorial debut.

2014Rating: M140 minsUSA
Drama

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The Good Lie / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Consciously decides not to rub our noses in tarted-up awfulness, opting for steady-footed lensing and subdued music, then trusting our imaginations to fill in the horrors.

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Time Out

Time Out

For a while it’s a low-key fish-out-of-water comedy, then it morphs into a cumbrously sentimental tale of redemption.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Has a core of decency, humanity and good will that feels authentic. You won’t curse yourself for occasionally tearing up.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Fully recognizes the problem of telling stories of black hardship through the prism of white charity, and does everything it can to avoid those pitfalls.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A touching, generous-hearted movie, sensitively directed by Philippe Falardeau working with a smart, sly, long-gestated script by Margaret Nagle.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

It's a deeply touching story about survival, perseverance, and hope.

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