Liar

LIAR (aka DECEIVER) (18)

D: Jonás Pate & Joshua Pate
MDP (Peter Glatzer)
US 1997
102 mins
 
Thriller/Mystery
 
W: Jonás Pate & Joshua Pate
DP: Bill Butler
Ed: Dan Lebental
Mus: Harry Gregson-Williams
 
Tim Roth (James Walter Wayland), Michael Rooker (Det. Edward Kennesaw), Chris Penn (Det. Philip Braxton), Renee Zellweger (Elizabeth)
 
Cops Michael Rooker & Chris Penn interview Tim Roth to discover whether or not he murdered prostitute Renee Zellweger.
The twisty plot plays on being elaborate and the performances are on par, but what truly makes this a worthwhile watch is Bill Butler's dizzying camerawork.
A decent debut from a pair of filmmaking brothers.
The film is also known by the title Deceiver, to differentiate it from the Jim Carrey film Liar, Liar (qv) also released in 1997, with a vastly different premise.
6/10
 
Tim Roth in Liar
Tim Roth in Liar