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Liar Liar Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Carrey is forced to confine his antics to the needs of Liar Liar's unimaginative screenplay, and the results are mixed.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Jim Carrey entertains himself mightily in Liar Liar, and his enthusiasm is infectious.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I am gradually developing a suspicion, or perhaps it is a fear, that Jim Carrey is growing on me. Am I becoming a fan? In Liar Liar he works tirelessly, inundating us with manic comic energy.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 12+

Carrey's mugging glosses over some tough issues.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film contains strong language and a scene in which a character beats himself up very badly. There is also a seduction scene, though without any nudity or actual sex.

  • Families can talk about lying and how it affects people. When Fletcher was telling lies he got into a certain kind of trouble, but when he had to tell the truth, he found trouble of a different sort. Is it ever okay to lie?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: A character beats himself up quite violently.

  • sex false3

    Sex: A seduction scene, though without any nudity or actual sex. A sexual joke or two.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue