Parents' Guide to

Lie to Me

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Crime drama focuses on the details of deception.

TV Fox Drama 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 14+

Nothing too Graphic but a lot of themes

Good show, extremely compelling and interesting. The crimes they deal with are pretty gruesome in nature but nothing is every graphic in nature. The sexual crimes in the show are what makes it iffy. A few of the sexual crimes were shocking even to me (a 19 year old guy) but nothing graphic is every shown. No nudity.
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age 13+

best film of all

i still recommend the film to be watched with parent as a guide coordinator . very witty and down to earth dialogue. the acting of all the cast is excellent , you feel that you are part of the movie , you feel that you are a part of the virtual reality and imaginary mini world of the movie and its actors

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (16 ):

"Everybody lies," seems to be Lightman's motto, and it certainly keeps him in business. He and partner Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams) investigate a constant stream of cases in which the suspect seems so obviously guilty that you know he isn't, sex scandals with a hidden twist, possibly corrupt officials, unexplainable accidents, and other standard TV conflicts. The cases are interesting, but not surprising and will be familiar to anyone who's ever seen a cop show.

The fun in Lie to Me comes from Lightman's explanations about who's lying. The plotlines may be trite, but the show's science is based on rigorous research and is often backed up by pictures of real people trying to hide their feelings. The characters spend a good portion of each episode interviewing suspects and then dissecting the conversations -- examining the hidden meanings in a dilated pupil, a quick glance to the side, a subtle twitch in the corner of the mouth, and other tiny clues. Even more fun are Lightman's on-the-fly assessments of the people he encounters, ferreting out their deepest secrets to share with the world. Because it's true: Everybody lies.

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