Jakob the Liar

Robin Williams plays Jakob, a man imprisoned in a ghetto by the Nazi forces during World War II. One day, he goes to the Gestapo's office and hears a piece of news on the radio. When he walks back to the ghetto, he shares this news with his friends and somehow rumor got around that he actually owns a radio. Now Jakob reduces himself to making up news stories to compensate for the fact that his radio doesn't exist. It's an uneven semi-comedy that provokes no emotions. It's still a watchable film and it's usually enjoyable.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Eva Igo, Istvan Balint, Justus Von Dohnanyi, Kathleen Gati, Bob Balaban, Alan Arkin, Michel Jeter, Mark Margolis, Janos Gosztonyi, Liev Schreiber, Armin Mueller-Stahl

Directed by:

Peter Kassovitz


1999 comedy/drama

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: C+

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