The Good Liar

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Synopsis

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

Cast

  • Helen Mirren
  • Ian McKellen
  • Russell Tovey
  • Jim Carter
  • Mark Lewis Jones
  • Laurie Davidson
  • Phil Dunster
  • Lucian Msamati
  • Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
  • Tunji Kasim

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Trivia

  • First feature film collaboration for British stage and screen legends Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen.
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Goofs

  • Although the film is set in 2009, Roy puts the current plastic UK £10 note on the counter in the butcher's shop instead of a paper one from the period.
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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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Was looking forward to this movie. It did not disappoint

JR
Jan R

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