Atom User Reviews for The Good Liar
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!
Was looking forward to this movie. It did not disappoint
Amazing actors with an amazing plot
I thought it was worth watching. It was a little slow at the beginning with a great twist at the end.
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.
Slow start, but what a finish! Thought provoking and insightful. Highly recommend this film.
figured it out in first minutes. made no sense.
It was very well done. I didn’t expect the twist at the end. Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren were wonderful.
A bit hokey and long, but splendid cast and a couple of good plot twists.
General theme easy to deduce but specific twist interesting and kept interest
Great life lesson for dishonest individuals
Very good acting. Predictable ending. Poor adaption from book to screen
Was completely drawn in until the ah-ha moment hit me just shortly before it was revealed in the film. All actors were great.
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!
did not disappoint
ending was not what I expected
Good picture great ending!!!
I stayed awake the whole movie
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
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“.
Superb acting along with a great ride to the ending !
Good story, although somewhat slow
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.
I sensed who would be the victor, but there was still suspense. Wonderful to see older actors working together!
Good movie! Twist blew me away
Great movie! Must see to believe.
Loved watching Helen and Ian. They are a fav of mine
Keeps your interest
Great cast. Great acting. Very cool plot twist.
Thought this movie would have more to it. A complete waste of money
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.
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.
We don’t go to the movies much but so glad we went to see this one. Kept me captivated to the entire time.
So many twists and such good character development. Thoroughly enjoyed this film from beginning to end.
Did not expect the twist but it's what makes the movie a must see!!
wish that it was more of a cat and mouse game
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.
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.
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.