“Funny Down To Earth Movie.”
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
- Entertainment Weekly
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.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
Truth be told, the rapid-fire Liar, directed with unfussy flair by Tom Shadyac, is a one-joke movie. But it's a doozy.
Susan Wloszczyna - USA Today
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.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
It's a magnificent comic experience.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
Its premise is flimsy, but its payoff is riotously funny.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
I am gradually developing a suspicion, or perhaps it is a fear, that Jim Carrey is growing on me.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
...Liar Liar stands to make a liar out of those who predicted that Carrey's career was on the skids.
Jeff Strickler - Minneapolis Star Tribune
This is Carrey's most mature (and mainstream) comic turn, with flashes of introspection and tenderness.
Susan Stark - Detroit News
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.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
As Carrey's celebrated rubber does its patented act, the flick turns into a gyrational marathon -- mildly funny but seriously exhausting.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
All-in-all, Liar Liar is pretty good fun, and it represents one of Carrey's most entertaining movies to date.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
...as Liar Liar proves one more time, there is probably no more consistently funny performer working in film today.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Carrey's mugging glosses over some tough issues.
Sarah Wenk - Common Sense Media
A sickly soft-swirl confection of low laughs and smarmy sentiment...
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
A lot of fun, especially when Carrey reels off an entire lifetime's worth of driving offences to a nearby cop.
Pretty rudimentary, but it keeps Carrey's occasional over-exuberance in check and delivers likeable, effective, but decidedly mainstream comedy.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
Carrey truly works his *** off to get a laugh.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
A product that has nothing, zero, zip going for it besides the presence of its star.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
After a while, Jim Carey's character making a fool of himself is becoming annoying and the ultra-sentimental finale doesn't ring a little bit true.
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Entregando-se com uma energia assustadoramente feroz ao personagem, Jim Carrey comprova mais uma vez seu dom para a comedia fisica e transforma O Mentiroso em um filme simplesmente hilario.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Strong on premise, the film is short on plot.
Leonard Schwarz - Palo Alto Weekly
While the ending is a little too syrupy for my taste, it is still a very funny film, mostly because of Carrey's antics.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
James Rocchi - Netflix
The effect is surprisingly touching. No matter what you think of his humor, by gum, the man works hard.
Margaret A. McGurk - Cincinnati Enquirer
Finds an amusing premise and beats the hell out of it, propelling it into one hysterically funny situation after another.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Carrey's willingness to do anything for a laugh, like pounding his head with a toilet seat, almost pays off.
Dan Lybarger - Lawrence Journal-World
...Jim Carrey makes a wild and remarkable comeback to cheerfulness...
Peter Stack - San Francisco Chronicle
...just hilarious enough to restore trust in the star's bankability.
Wade Major - Boxoffice Magazine
I have to admit that I generally don't like Jim Carrey but I thoroughly enjoyed Liar, Liar.
Leslie Rigoulot - Film Scouts
If you're NOT a Carrey fan, I recommend you see this & THEN pass judgement on his talent & his ability to hold a movie together with something other than his butt.He rocks.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
While the humor is absolutely hilarious, the sentiment is overly sappy, and several times that conflict risks sinking this otherwise sturdy vehicle.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Unevenly acted, hatched from a one joke premise and trading precariously on a single performance, Liar Liar shouldn't be as funny as it is.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
There is a staggering lack of creativity in Liar Liar given the possibilities of the premise.
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Jim Carrey Jim Carrey.
Cynthia Fuchs - Philadelphia City Paper
Essentially, the actor is miscast here. Unlike [Robin] Williams, he isn't good with children. In fact, you don't even sense that he likes his child co-star. There's no apparent rapport.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
One of the reasons Liar, Liar works so well is that Carrey gets to bounce off an excellent supporting cast.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
To his credit, Carrey is right for this sort of role, as his physical and facial contortions appropriately convey his character's shock and disbelief. But there are only so many jokes to be had with this as the film's centrifugal force.
Dan Jardine - Apollo Guide
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.
Russell Smith - Austin Chronicle
- Boston Phoenix
I hate slapstick because it usually dissolves into mindless stupidity, but Carrey manages to take this brand of humor to a new level.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
What's best about this script is the premise: a lawyer who doesn't lie.
Barbara Shulgasser - San Francisco Examiner
...Liar Liar lets Carrey show you the funny...
- E! Online
It isna(TM)t for everyone, but neither is peanut butter with jam.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
Oh, I wasn't expecting much, really. And it was much better than Dumb and Dumber.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
The funniest movie I have seen in a very long time.
Marty Mapes - Movie Habit
With a little more concentration on the script and a little more subdued Carrey, this could have been a much better film.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
In the film, Carrey manages a balancing act that'll please his fans, but also promises to broaden his audience.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle