Lies and Alibis

2006

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

42
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 57%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 6218

Synopsis


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Cast

Sam Elliott as The Mormon
John Leguizamo as Hannibal
Allan Rich as Klump
Jack Conley as Officer Holbrook
720p.BLU
725.00 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by blanche-2 7 / 10

clever and entertaining

"Lies & Alibis" is a 2006 film starring Steve Coogan, Rebecca Romijn, James Brolin, Sam Elliott, James Marsden, and John Leguizamo.

Steve Coogan plays Ray Elliot, whose former partner Jack has a $5 million contract on his life, so everybody wants to find him. Elliot runs a risk management firm on the face of it. In reality it is probably based on the real-life Alibi Network - like the real thing, Elliot's company helps wayward husbands cheat by giving them alibis, intercepting calls to the hotel where they're supposed to be staying, etc.

There are several subplots going on but the main one is that Ray helps out a client's (Brolin) son Wendell (Marsden) by allowing him to cheat on his fiancé. Wendell is supposed to be at a conference in San Francisco; instead, with faked identity showing he is Ray Elliot, he's living in up in Santa Barbara with a hot woman. Ray, as Wendall, is in San Francisco. Unfortunately, Wendell's girl is into kinky sex and, during one session, winds up dead. The cops want to speak to Ray.

I found this a funny, clever film, with the beautiful Romijn playing a new and valuable assistant of Ray's, Sam Elliot as a hit man with several wives who is after Ray's old partner, and James Brolin as a cheating husband. Leguizamo is a riot as the dead woman's boyfriend.

Lots of twists. This makes a good rental.

Reviewed by Uriah43 7 / 10

A Fun Movie with Several Strange Twists

A fun movie with several strange twists. Essentially, "Ray Elliott" (Steve Coogan) owns a small company which helps people set up alibis in order to continue extramarital affairs. For example, if a person who is having an affair is supposed to be in a business meeting, then all calls will be rerouted to one of Ray Elliotts assistants who will field the call and cover for the client. Naturally, this is all done for a hefty price. Unfortunately, things go wrong when a new client accidentally kills his mistress. Not only is Ray Elliott left to try to clean up the mess but he soon finds that he has a contract out on his head as well. Likewise, his former partner also has a contract out on his head and people are swarming all over the place looking for him too. At any rate, Steve Coogan performed in an outstanding manner. Likewise, Rebecca Romijn looked awesome as Ray Elliott's new employee "Lola". And while this film has some mature themes it really doesn't go overboard or push the envelope. In short, this is a good comedy which most people will probably get a kick out of.

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.

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