Lies & Alibis

2006

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

25
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 57%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 5523

Synopsis


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Cast

Sam Elliott as The Mormon
James Marsden as Wendell Hatch
Jaime King as Heather
720p.BLU
725.00 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 30 min
P/S 2 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by srdjan_veljkovic 5 / 10

Interesting story, but not much else

The story is interesting, both the premise and development. Sure, it's not 100% believable or consistent or devoid of problems or holes, but, it is interesting.

But, other than that, it feels like another day at the office for everyone involved. It's OK, nothing especially wrong with it, but, nothing really good or inspiring there either.

Most importantly, it's not nearly as funny as the producers wanted it to be. The attempts at being funny do make the story a little more interesting, so, the effort is not fully wasted.

If you're looking for an interesting story to see (rather than read), it's fine. Otherwise, there are much better movies of similar format.

Reviewed by bowmanblue 7 / 10

Could have been worse

In 'The Alibi' Steve Coogan plays a 'reformed' con man who now runs a 'legitimate' business providing alibis for people when they're cheating on their partners. However, he comes unstuck when an assignment goes wrong and he's forced to cover up for a murder.

Therefore he's forced into many dangerous liaisons with gangsters, street hoods and cops if he's to get out of this (a) alive and (b) stay out of jail.

The film has all the makings of a cheeky guy Ritchie Lock Stock affair, but doesn't quite pull it off - not to say it doesn't have a go.

I love Steve Coogan just as much as the next Partridge fan, however, in The Alibi, Coogan has to play a suave, quick-thinking tough guy - a far cry from a DJ from Norwich. This is where it stumbles a bit. The Alibi isn't funny enough to be a comedy, dramatic enough to be a drama or action-packed enough to be an action flick. It sort of borrows from all genres and hopes the end result will be okay.

And it is... okay. It's not the greatest film of its kind, but it's definitely not the worst. All the pieces fit together at the end and if you can see Steve Coogan out of a knitted jumper and slugging it out with street punks in a dingy back-street American bar, then you're half way to finding some enjoyment in it.

Reviewed by Vultural ~ 6 / 10

Lies Alibis - brief

Confidence yarn in new clothes. Steve Coogen's business is helping cheatin' husbands, cheatin' wives. Big money is to be made in saving adulterous marriages from divorce lawyers. Coogen has nice enterprise established to do just that, create alibis for the deceitful. When a younger client treats his rough trade girlfriend a little too rough, excuses and witnesses launch, and the stakes pile onto each other. Droll comedy rolls easily from weary, "seen it all" cynicism to tightly scripted puzzle box sting. Entire cast uniformly excellent with Sam Elliott memorable as seething Mormon hit-man. Good natured fun, with a mean edge.

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