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The ending is worth the price of the movie ticket! Such a thing as Karma and one of the main characters got that served coldblooded! I left the movie theater still discussing the movie with my girlfriend! Like wow, this person could not stop lying for nothing! Great cast and very entertaining! Winning!

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Carrie J
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Was looking forward to this movie. It did not disappoint

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Jan R
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Amazing actors with an amazing plot

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Lisa M
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Slow start, but what a finish! Thought provoking and insightful. Highly recommend this film.

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Barbara H
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Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are on FIRE in this movie! McKellen is amazing as this con man who may or may not be developing a conscious. Mirren is electric as his mark. She's vulnerable yet sharp. I freaking love her, him, them, this whole movie! I might see it again.

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Ashli L
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I thought it was worth watching. It was a little slow at the beginning with a great twist at the end.

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Maria Luisa C
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Great movie

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Calvin S
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Good movie! Twist blew me away

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Alec S
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ending was not what I expected

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Carrie B
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Good story, although somewhat slow

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Brian L
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Well acted by two of Britain's finest actors. Dame Helen Mirren I've admired since John Boorman's "Excalibur" and Ian McKellan is simply amazing. Nice twist at the end. Well done!

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Eric G
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Great cast - Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen!! It’s a case of “be careful what you do or it will come back to haunt you“.

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Clara K
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wish that it was more of a cat and mouse game

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S Y
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Great cast. Great acting. Very cool plot twist.

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Rachel C
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Superb acting along with a great ride to the ending !

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Marilyn L
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Great movie! Must see to believe.

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Javotte S
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Too long and casting is questionable especially Ian mcKellan and grandson as well as the young Mckellan. The whole movie was too long as were the previews too many and too loud

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judith B
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We don’t go to the movies much but so glad we went to see this one. Kept me captivated to the entire time.

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Erin A
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Loved it!

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Sylvia B
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Great actors with good chemistry. It is always a pleasure to see an actor change their demeanor with a slight shrug or wardrobe change. Helen Mirren's transformation from frump to matriarch was impressive. That is why she can play royalty so readily.

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Vernon J
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Loved it. I like a good movie where you see justice or vengeance and the wronged person prevails. We need more movies of mysteries and plot twists.

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Terrilynn J
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Keeps your interest

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Marilyn S
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Thought this movie would have more to it. A complete waste of money

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LaTonya L
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Loved watching Helen and Ian. They are a fav of mine

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Teresa R
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It was very well done. I didn’t expect the twist at the end. Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren were wonderful.

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Jenai H
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A bit hokey and long, but splendid cast and a couple of good plot twists.

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Deborah L
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Overall great!

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Roman V
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Great movie! Awesome cast with a nice twist ending. I wouldn't take children to see as it has an (unnecessary) strip club scene with T&A flying all over. If it weren't for that scene I'd give it 4.5 stars.

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Cheryl C
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Good picture great ending!!!

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Eugene J
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Was completely drawn in until the ah-ha moment hit me just shortly before it was revealed in the film. All actors were great.

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Leonard P
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Did not expect the twist but it's what makes the movie a must see!!

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Enedelia S
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So many twists and such good character development. Thoroughly enjoyed this film from beginning to end.

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Howard H
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I sensed who would be the victor, but there was still suspense. Wonderful to see older actors working together!

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Barbara H
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I stayed awake the whole movie

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ilene S
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General theme easy to deduce but specific twist interesting and kept interest

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Maria H
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did not disappoint

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Rodney G
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figured it out in first minutes. made no sense.

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barbara K
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Very good acting. Predictable ending. Poor adaption from book to screen

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Franki K
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Great life lesson for dishonest individuals

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Barbra S
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Metacritic

50
Nov 7, 2019

For all its nasty twists and turns, its fake-outs and flashbacks and pile-up of double-crosses, this story of an elderly con man and the wealthy widow he targets feels fatally devoid of danger. Square, tame and tidy as the London-area house kept by Mirren’s primly elegant, creamy-complexioned septuagenarian, The Good Liar is a work of skill but little spark.

Metacritic review by Jon Frosch
Jon Frosch
The Hollywood Reporter
40
Nov 7, 2019

Hoping to be a stylish, witty conman thriller, The Good Liar starts out as an amusing lark but fails to stay ahead of its audience, piling on the ludicrousness until it’s impossible to take the proceedings seriously.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily
40
Nov 7, 2019

The Good Liar really wants to be either a thriller or a caper. Unfortunately, it has neither the excitement necessary for the former nor the fun required of the latter.

Metacritic review by Elizabeth Weitzman
Elizabeth Weitzman
TheWrap