The Good Liar

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Very strong language, strong violence, gory image, sexual violence, nudity.

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The Good Liar

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Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) 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.

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  • Genre
    Drama, Thriller
  • Cast members
    Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen
  • Running time
    109 minutes
  • Directed by
    Bill Condon
  • Language


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Reviewer: daveh44Date: 2019-11-19

An interesting and unpredictable film, even though I was waiting for the inevitable ending - which didn't quite happen. Thoroughly enjoyable, two great actors (whom I don't normally like in truth!), but I have to say everyone is right - well worth it


Reviewer: StravenDate: 2019-11-17

Possibly the best film I have seen in the last ten years. A masterclass in acting from both Mirren and McKellen with more twists than a corkscrew.

Very enjoyable

Reviewer: BramblerDate: 2019-11-17

A great movie, brilliantly acted. We really enjoyed waiting to see how it would end, and we weren't disappointed!


Reviewer: Bond 2Date: 2019-11-16

Nice link to 1943 Berlin. However, the film is unconvincing in too many respects. City cheats were like this 50 years ago but not now; doctors don’t make house calls like this anymore; young people collaborate but not in the loose way depicted, etc

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