The Good Liar

The Good Liar

DVD - 2020
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Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.

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SAPL454
Sep 23, 2020

Quite a dramatic movie, with twists and turns that makes for great entertainment!

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badcatalog
Sep 20, 2020

I agree that this movie featuring two actors at their peak takes a while to build but stick around to the end - for an exciting reveal.

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hammer59
Sep 08, 2020

Enjoyable and entertaining! Four stars.

Aside from brilliant acting and lovely camera angles, the story (as presented) builds mystery that falls flat. Unfortunately this build up takes a long time and leaves you in the end with more questions than answers. It's obvious from the opening scenes that both lead characters are lying. For me, the "why" and "how" are missing in this movie. Watching the "deleted scenes" section didn't help. Moments of disturbing actual criminal behaviour are introduced along with relentless moments of implied and overt lying. Significant looks, pauses, and dialogue with double meaning, lead the viewer through many tense scenes to an underwhelming and unbelievable last act.

CircMary Jul 21, 2020

I loved watching two veteran actors - Mirren and McKellan- have fun with their roles in this one.

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jfd5
Jul 18, 2020

An enjoyable movie wondering who is the good liar! You can't go wrong with any Helen Mirren movie!

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rslade
Jul 15, 2020

In "Third Story Flat," Poirot complains that the author of a play cheats the audience because he doesn't tell them important information. That is the case of this movie, in spades. For the first half it feels like it *might* be a comedy, or it *might* be a fairly gentle con artist flick. (With some odd and jarring diversions.) Then the writers start throwing in all kinds of twists, and it just gets really, really awful, as a story. For no particular reason except to be awful.

With an extra scene at the end that possibly foreshadows a terrible ending for some characters that we don't even know ...

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Eagle_dancer
Jul 15, 2020

Wow!

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sheba9898
Jun 09, 2020

Read the reviews of others and must respectfully disagree. To me, in a word, it was excellent.

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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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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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