国王的星星在“谎言”中作为Kayla，一天杀死她的朋友布列塔尼的少年（Devery Jacobs.）通过将她推入冰冷的河流。这将Kayla的离婚父母陷入恐慌模式，面对他们从未认为他们必须制造的选择。她的父亲杰伊（彼得·萨尔加省）即使他试图先找到身体，也是最初的身体，也是与她的母亲Rebecca的竞选活动（Mireille Enos.）覆盖它。他们不能让孩子去监狱这样犯罪，所以他们决定撒谎。当布兰妮的父亲山姆（CAS Anvar.）提出问他的女儿在哪里，他们的摇摇欲坠的阿里比斯似乎与每个行动恶化。
尽管没有人想要面对的噩梦情景，但苏克斯的电影就是道德游戏的情况，从来没有抓住你。This is unmistakably in part because of the couple the film focuses on and how they choose to go about their crisis—by getting ahead of the scenario using Rebecca’s connection with local law enforcement, by hiding out in the upper-middle class digs, and trying to shift the blame to those who are continuously being harmed by their selfishness. The odds are in their favor, and it’s not nerve-wracking in the slightest, nor interesting to see how they try to toy with them.S.emething必须迫使苏打来讲这个故事，以这种形式，但它在项目的自身性中完全迷失了。
You can try to find some type of character study in these gloomy characters, inhabiting a snowy world purely made of grays, whites, and blacks, but you’ll only get performances that are primed to detonate, or comprised of repressed tears that don’t contribute to the overall slow burn. Even for a separated couple reconfiguring their problem-solving dynamic as parents, there’s just no spark from Enos and Sarsgaard as their characters go from one bad idea to another. And King has a similar lack of definition, with a character who is even more difficult to wrap one's head around. Why is she so calm, or able to tune much of this out? She's just in shock, her parents reason.
但“谎言”的遥远经历也归结为故事 - 对于一部关于所有这些摇动卡片的剧烈行动的电影，你相信每个人的行为越来越少。这是一个强大的拍摄电影，使其轻轻地放松，从它荒谬的开放谋杀谋杀它荒谬的结局扭曲。“谎言”越少是人类行为的识别，所证明的一点就越少。