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This is Carrey's most mature (and mainstream) comic turn, with flashes of introspection and tenderness.
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.
Los Angeles Times:
...as Liar Liar proves one more time, there is probably no more consistently funny performer working in film today.
Globe and Mail:
As Carrey's celebrated rubber does its patented act, the flick turns into a gyrational marathon -- mildly funny but seriously exhausting.
All-in-all, Liar Liar is pretty good fun, and it represents one of Carrey's most entertaining movies to date.
I am gradually developing a suspicion, or perhaps it is a fear, that Jim Carrey is growing on me.
Pretty rudimentary, but it keeps Carrey's occasional over-exuberance in check and delivers likeable, effective, but decidedly mainstream comedy.
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.
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.