“His (Gervais’) new film, ‘The Invention of Lying,’ illustrates why Nora Ephron and Christopher Hitchens don’t write screenplays together,” commented Smith. “It begins in frilly cuteness but soon becomes a laboured, blunt, loud attack on religion, especially Christianity.”
Hmmm..I'm sold. I had no intention of watching this film, until I read this review.
“Gervais is an atheist, which is fine, but his mean-spiritedness (even before the atheism theme enters the movie, it’s sour and misanthropic) and the film’s reduction of all religion to an episode of crowd hysteria are not going to be warmly received,” commented Smith.