The Lie

The Lie

The Lie

Part of the Blumhouse series of horror films for Prime Video. Two parents attempt to cover up the impulsive murder their daughter committed. Stars Mireille Enos (The Killing), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education) and Joey King (The Kissing Booth 2).

201897 minsUSAPrime Video
Horror
Director:
Veena Sud ('The Salton Sea')
Writer:
Veena Sud

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The Lie / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A watchable tale of parental dread, propelled by a strong conceit and sustained tension - but let down by its outlandish twist.

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Variety

Variety

"The Lie" is far from a total success, but it has enough tension and talent to make you hope that Blumhouse keeps aiming a quiet thriller or two at adults.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

At the heart of Veena Sud's film is the raw material for a potentially ingenious satirical domestic thriller.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

[A] humorless, woebegone, overwrought exercise in bourgeois cinematic misery-mongering.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Very little about this movie works, in spite of a certain ambition in telling a story based solely on unfathomable decisions.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

It's well constructed and well-acted, but it falls apart when it comes to narrative. Very few will be unable to see the ending coming a mile away.

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Stuff

Stuff

Credit [director Veena] Sud for crafting enough doubt to at least keep some guessing until the dénouement.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Honestly quite good, but telling cruel truths.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

This is all building somewhere, I promise - and I'm pretty sure you're not going to like it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

What beleaguered divorcees Mireille Enos and Peter Sarsgaard engage in when trying to shield their daughter (Joey King) after she murders a schoolmate is probably better described as Black Hawk Down parenting.

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