Liar Liar 1997

Critics score:
81 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Susan Stark, Detroit News: This is Carrey's most mature (and mainstream) comic turn, with flashes of introspection and tenderness. Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Well into his tumultuous career, Mr. Carrey finally turns up in a straightforward comic vehicle, and the results are much wilder and funnier than this mundane material should have allowed. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: Liar Liar proves one more time, there is probably no more consistently funny performer working in film today. Read more

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Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: As Carrey's celebrated rubber does its patented act, the flick turns into a gyrational marathon -- mildly funny but seriously exhausting. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: All-in-all, Liar Liar is pretty good fun, and it represents one of Carrey's most entertaining movies to date. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: I am gradually developing a suspicion, or perhaps it is a fear, that Jim Carrey is growing on me. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: ...Jim Carrey makes a wild and remarkable comeback to cheerfulness... Read more

Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune: ...Liar Liar stands to make a liar out of those who predicted that Carrey's career was on the skids. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Pretty rudimentary, but it keeps Carrey's occasional over-exuberance in check and delivers likeable, effective, but decidedly mainstream comedy. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: Close to an ideal jumping-off point for Carrey, who spends the better part of an hour grotesquely physicalizing his scummy lawyer's struggle with being obliged to utter cold, hard facts. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: It's a magnificent comic experience. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Like Robin Williams, Carrey has learned to do his side-splitting shtick in character. He's not only under control, but funnier than ever as the truth-impaired Fletcher Reede. Read more