To tell no lie, this is a tensely handled, vicious-toned psychological thriller, illuminated by spectacular performances by Tim Roth.
He plays a socialite accused of killing a prostitute and Chris Penn and Michael Rooker are the cops who try to find out the truth by giving him a lie detector test.
The bizarre truth unfolds in carefully controlled flashbacks, though the flashily photographed central portions in the claustrophobic interrogation room are the film's finest.
Roth is utterly believable, cast aginst type as the handsome American socialite, while Penn and Rooker are sweatily perfect as his interrogators whom he turns into his victims.
Made by twins in their twenties, and based on the experience of one of them as a game show contestant hooked up to a polygraph machine. Streuth!