The Good Liar

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Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes. Legendary actors Mirren and McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live.

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All Critics (77) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (30)

  • The Good Liar is ultimately a near-miss that offers up a few reasonable diversions along the way, the main one being the inspired pairing of the two leads.

    Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The calculation couldn't be clearer. Put two superb performers together and you're on your way to making an exceptional movie. Not so fast, though. The Good Liar is calculation from arch start to hollow finish.

    Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's mostly good fun, though the final plot contrivance feels like a letdown. Still, with McKellen and Mirren for company, you could do a lot worse than "The Good Liar."

    Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
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  • The fun of "The Good Liar" is that, just when you think you've got a proper handle on what's going on, your reality is completely shattered.

    Nov 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Yes, you would watch Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in virtually anything. You just wish it wasn't this.

    Nov 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • To avoid ruining the film, you should not only stop reading this review, but also pass on seeing the movie, which tips its hand practically from the moment the main characters meet.

    Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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