(1997)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

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80
Empire
It's worth hanging on for the spice of the closing credit outtakes, which effectively rounds off a reliably entertaining slice of comic nonsense.
75
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.
75
Entertainment Weekly
Jim Carrey entertains himself mightily in Liar Liar, and his enthusiasm is infectious.
75
Carrey goes boldly where no funnyman has ventured before, and it's simply amazing to watch him do it.
75
What's best about this script is the premise: a lawyer who doesn't lie.
70
For Liar Liar is marking time through the duller moments of exposition, wishing the film was as sharp overall as Carrey is himself.
67
This film is both too formulaic and too much a one-man vehicle to rate as a true masterpiece. But God strike me dead if I'm lying, this is one gut-busting funny movie.
63
ReelViews
Carrey is forced to confine his antics to the needs of Liar Liar's unimaginative screenplay, and the results are mixed.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A laugh a minute? Liar Liar Jim Carrey's forced truthfulness means a lot of mildly funny facial gyrations.
50
Christian Science Monitor
Jim Carrey proves that he's the most inspired clown in movies today, but parents should be warned that much of the picture's humor is extremely rude and crude.
40
A sickly soft-swirl confection of low laughs and smarmy sentiment.

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