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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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Great movie

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Calvin S
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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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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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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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Good picture great ending!!!

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ending was not what I expected

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

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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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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.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International
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