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(Dis)Honesty: the truth about lies.

Any era is a good one for liars, but folks on every point of the moral or political spectrum are likely to agree: We are living in a fibbers' renaissance. As Yael Melamede's documentary notes, various bendings of the truth have among other things recently led us into war, crashed the economy, and allowed potentially catastrophic despoiling of the planet to continue more or less unchecked. "(Dis)Honesty" asks how and why so many people excuse themselves from the gospel truth, whether via everyday white lies or the kinds of escalating whoppers that can (or should) land a stockbroker in prison. There's no revelatory takeaway here, but this entertaining mix of anecdotal evidence, academic research and current affairs is a diverting survey that should hold appeal for niche buyers in various formats.

DIRECTOR: Yael Melamede

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Author:Harvey, Dennis
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Movie review
Date:May 5, 2015
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