The Good Liar

critic Reviews

62% Fresh Tomatometer Score62%
  • The Good Liar is less than the sum of its prestigious parts, but Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren keep the proceedings consistently watchable.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's an enthralling exercise but a peculiarly cerebral one -- a psychological thriller without the thrills.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    Wait for Britbox.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    McKellen and Mirren are game, but "The Good Liar" is running a clunky con.
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    Rex ReedObserver
    For their first appearance together onscreen, [Condon] distills from the McKellen-Mirren team an energy that is devastating.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The more we learn about the main characters, the less we believe they'd do the things they do.
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    Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times
    Through it all, however, Mirren and McKellen never waver. Smooth at being smooth, their conviction always convinces us, and their ability to register multiple subtle changes of emotion is consistently impressive.
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    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    I needlessly waste almost two hours of my life seeing this nonsense that on the surface appears to be complex with its criminal plot of mysteries and deceits. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Avaryl HalleyMovie Bitches
    This was just a bad adaptation of a book.
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    Casey ChongCasey's Movie Mania
    A fairly decent thriller.
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    Karen RoughtHypable
    The Good Liar, starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, is a slow-winding mystery that comes to a head with an understated yet satisfying finale.
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