Lie to Me 3 Seasons 2009

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

Dr. Cal Lightman is the world's leading deception expert. He studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to discover if and why someone is lying. He partners with a clinical psychologist, and opens up an agency that assists law enforcement, government agencies, and private individuals when they hit roadblocks in their searches for the truth.

Starring:
Tim Roth, Kelli Williams
Runtime:
46 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Pilot

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Season 1
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Robert Schwentke
Starring Tim Roth, Kelli Williams
Supporting actors Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Mekhi Phifer
Network Twentieth Century Fox
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By shpadoinkle VINE VOICE on 13 Mar 2010
Format: DVD
Because this stars Tim Roth, I was expecting it to be groundbreaking, seminal television. It isn't, but it's still very good. It's basically similar to other procedural, crime-solving type shows - an attractive bunch of collegues tackling the mystery of the week. But it's done very well - the characters are very believable, and flawed, and they have interesting relationships with each other. Tim Roth is very charismatic and watchable, but infact all the cast are excellent.

I think the thing that really makes it stand out is the fascinating insights into emotion and facial expressions/body language, which is based on real science. It's very original, and actually quite educational. Armchair psychologists like me will be glued to the screen.

I also really enjoyed the overall tone of this - it has an involving story every week, but is really more of a drama, with some subtle character-based humour woven into it. It can get tense and serious, but it never gets dark or depressing, and rarely resorts to shock and gore.

It's glossy, high-quality entertainment, and I'm looking forward to Season Two.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Minns on 9 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
Tim Roth is brilliant in this. In fact, he is the one who makes this show really special. Sharp and witty script and the character who is smart and English eccentric through and through (he didn't have to put on an American accent for that). We would all like to be so cool and punchy. Can't wait for season 2 on DVD...
There are some shows that you will watch once and won't bother again, but 'Lie to me' you will enjoy watching all over again.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Flintstones on 29 Jun 2009
Format: DVD
I really enjoy watching The TV programme Lie To Me I like all detective, forensic and crime fighting programmes and have to say Lie To Me offers a more unique, interesting twist and different approach to solving cases. The show is well acted, sometimes unknowingly witty and incredibly engaging.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. C. L. Field on 3 Feb 2010
Format: DVD
Lie To Me - Season 1 [DVD] [2009]
i am not sure what i can say that will do it justice .....after watching the tv series i would not wait for season 2 to start so i bought the box set of season 1 and i watched it over and over ...plus i learnt more about the series that makes me want more and more ...... its a great watch and interesting in watching how the series evolved and grew .....if you watched the tv series and want to see it again then this is great ......i am waiting to buy season 2 ....cant wait ...you will love it ....enjoy ...
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 Jun 2009
Format: DVD
This is far the best show on tv at the moment and cant wait for the dvd to be released. The character is based on the real workings of Dr Paul Ekman who has spent 40 years studying micro-expressions and human interaction. The show is fast paced and with true facts about body language- bring on season 2 and if you want to study body language then Joe Navarro book " What every body is saying " is the best you can get
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Gornall on 15 Nov 2009
Format: DVD
What an excellent show! I haven't enjoyed a new series as much as this since I watched the first season of Regenesis a few years ago. Tim Roth is mesmeric as human lie detector Cal Lightman and whilst I may not know much about body language, I am pretty sure my face lights up whenever Kelli Williams is on screen. This show combines good acting with exciting stories but for me the best parts are when the points made about certain facial expressions or body postures are illustrated with real clips of famous people such as Nixon, Clinton, Obama, the Queen and Princess Diana. The film in Episode 7 of Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak grappling with each other over who should enter the room last is astonishing and worth the purchase price on its own.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By sainte-carmen on 5 Aug 2009
Format: DVD
Since the success of House, Hollywood has been eager to cast Brits in leading roles. Tim Roth's casting in 'Lie To Me' is brilliant, however. He has the acting chops to back up the brilliant script and sometimes over the top impulses of his character. Although I suspect the premise may not survive beyond Season 3, this show is a good one to watch. It's a solid mix of good writing and acting with a tantalizing dose of science (pseudo or otherwise) added in.

Must watch!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Marten J. Allen on 29 Sep 2009
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It's about Tim Roth who heads up his own company of body language experts for hire who assist police, FBI etc., with cases that have run out of conventional evidence.

Most of the people who hire them at best don't like them and at worst think they are a magic act. But as you would imagine they usually end up winning the day.

I have to say I liked it. I wasn't sure I would. I thought it was a slightly weak premise for an ongoing series and I'm still not sure it will run and run like House or NCIS or CSI.

The main reason it works is that it is a vehicle for Tim Roth who definately lends the series plenty of gravitas. Without him, I'm not sure it would work. I don't think you could replace him like they did with Gideon in 'Criminal Minds'.
But, that said, they haven't yet.

The scripting and plot lines are excellent, if a little samey. But that's a minor critisism. The acting is excellent and the science behind the premise believable and interesting. The only other thing that bugged the bejesus out of me was the other male character 'Locus or Lotus or something'. He drove me mad and I thoroughly hope they ditch him before season two. Either that or give him a frontal lobotomy as part of a storyline. By jimminey he grates on my nerves.

Other than that, really very good. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's always a pleasure to see top quality actors lending themselves to a TV series, it really allows 'Lie to me' to punch well above it's weight.
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