The Invention of Lying

2009 • 99 minutes
3.8
166 reviews
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A high concept comedy from Emmy-winner Ricky Gervais, The Invention of Lying is co-written and co-directed by the comic talent and casts him in a fantasy universe where no one knows how to lie and he is the first man to ever do so. In a world ruled by total honesty, it turns out that great profits befall the man that figures out first how to bend the truth to his advantage. Featuring an all-star supporting cast that includes Emmy-winner Tina Fey, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Rob Lowe and many more.

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3.8
166 reviews
Rachel Tindoy
May 10, 2018
I wouldn't recommend this movie to people who are religious extremists with all my sincere concern. It's less than average "funny".
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Dinyar Ghyara
January 1, 2016
Shows the origin of how people can be swept up in lies and believe them to be true.
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Tshepo Magane
October 14, 2022
This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
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