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Liar Liar (1997) Movie Information

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Liar Liar (1997)
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Overall Rank:

4332

Avg. Rating:

2.55/4

# of Ratings:

386

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/21/1997

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Actors:

Jim Carrey
Maura Tierney
Justin Cooper
Cary Elwes
Jennifer Tilly
Anne Haney

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Slick, successful lawyer Fletcher Reed has built his practice by being adept at lying. Success at work comes at the expense of his family. His son Max only wants one thing for his fifth birthday: for his father not to lie for one day. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 08/28/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Don't lie to me.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/05/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

One of Carrey's better performances and a good premise. Worth the watch for Carrey and comedy fans.

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Moviehead 04/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

2.5-3.0

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mitchellyoung 02/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Although the premise makes for some somewhat contrived scenes, Jim Carrey's commitment to his role and comic energy elevates the film. The emotional conclusion actually feels fairly satisfying and believable, for a comedy.

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  filmfan09
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01/09/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

One of Jim Carrey's best movies.

Liar Liar is a funny film. The movie is about a lawyer who never tells the truth. On his son's 5th birthday, Max makes a wish that his dad will not lie for one day.

Guess what it comes true. Some of Jim's scenes are hilarious especially when he his beating himself up. The other actors such as Maura Tierney and Jennifer Tilly do a good job. Though i've seen many Jim Carrey movies before , Liar Liar turned me into a mad fan of his. Liar Liar is the perfect comedy that can be also considered a drama because of the plot. Only Jim Carrey can act the way he acted in Liar Liar. He is definitely the king of comedy. This was my favorite Jim Carrey movie and I recommend this movie to all viewers who like Jim Carrey and like to laugh a whole lot.

Rating of
3/4 

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  TheWolf
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08/04/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The color of the pen is blue....

Jim Carrey proved yet again with Liar Liar that his comedy and acting abilities are outstanding. Carrey plays the witty Fletcher, a divorced lawyer who is in the middle of the biggest case of his life. Along with trying to prepare for the court hearings, he has to find time to spend with his cute and loving son Max who he constantly is breaking promises too, never intentionally. On the night of Max's birthday, in which Fletcher promises to attend but gets 'caught up' at work, max wishes that his dad could for one day, not tell a lie.
What follows is the funniest day of his life. Being unable to tell a lie, Fletcher now must find a way to win the case and his son and ex-wife to his side. The court hearings are pure genius with Carrey as the lawyer acting opposite Jason Brenard as the judg...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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