The Good Liar

The Good Liar

Blu-ray Disc - 2020
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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.

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reginator_22
May 26, 2020

Love McKellen and Mirren together, they are amazing actors. But this movie needed more juice to me. I agree with a previous reviewer/patron, as this movie doesn't know what it wants to be. It's a mix of genres that didn't flow well.

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marcos_santiago
Mar 13, 2020

The first act is great. Wonderful cast, even just listening to their familiar voices makes me happy. The story moves quickly, at a good pace, and it is entertaining.
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The second act is pretty much a repetition of the first one. Therefore, the movie starts to slow down a bit. You may get a bit impatient. A number of 'too convenient' coincidences occur. Suspend your disbelief, or you won't enjoy it.
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Third act? The whole movie falls apart in pieces. Badly.
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Three solid stars just because Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen's performances.

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Ace4aDay
Mar 13, 2020

Could have been better. The plot was obvious from the beginning and it took it's sweet time getting to the underwhelming twist. I expected more from a movie featuring such talented performers. I guess they can't all be zingers.

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luv4pez
Mar 05, 2020

The movie was kind of boring, and even the big twisty reveal near the end couldn't save it. I still have mad love for the actors. I hope their next projects will be more interesting.

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bookie66
Mar 05, 2020

Disappointing plot, acting, It did tell me that "Mr Carson" from Downtown was out there.

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johnnybookreader
Mar 04, 2020

This is one fantastic movie! What a treat it is watching two British legends at work (or play?) the denouement was totally rewarding, the set-up so worthwhile.

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jontalk
Mar 03, 2020

As one would expect with two Oscar winning actors starring, the performances are top notch, as is the direction and visuals. That said, some elements of the story seemed a bit questionable, especially the online dating aspect given the age of Ian and Helen. Pacing is nicely done, back story courtesy of flashbacks, and the somewhat predictable plot twist well executed. Unlike other 'weak' films starring multi-award winning actors, this one is worth seeing since the chemistry between Sir Ian and Helen is outstanding!

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margarita89
Mar 02, 2020

This movie doesn't know what it wants to be; a revenge tale, a spy movie or the tales of a con man? McKlellen and Mirren's talents are wasted here.

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MovieLover_47
Feb 29, 2020

This film is much better than the critics rated it. What makes it really good is good acting, a good story and good pacing in telling the story. No detectable CGI just good actors doing their craft.

CCPL_Mary Feb 21, 2020

What's not to like when you have the dynamic talent of Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen acting together? You've got to believe that when two people meet from a dating website that they both are lying somehow. The question is who is the bigger liar and what are the secrets? You can pretty much guess going in to the movie that there will be some twists, but you'll enjoy the ride along the way in this cat and mouse game.

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reginator_22
May 26, 2020

Sexual Content: Female nudity

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reginator_22
May 26, 2020

Stephen: It seems like you've had quite a past.

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