The Good Liar

critic Reviews

, 63% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    David StrattonThe Australian
    With actors like these in top form there's never a dull moment, even when the film delves into flashbacks set in the distant past.
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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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    Roxana HadadiPajiba
    The Good Liar shifts our character sympathies so fully that you'll relish the comeuppance on display, but the script telegraphs the emotional impact of this twist.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    Wait for Britbox.
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    Marc SavlovAustin Chronicle
    The Good Liar is a pleasantly playful thriller hiding a seriously shady history close to its benighted heart.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It [begins] like a good David Mamet play woven into a good Agatha Christie mystery... They undermine it all at the end of the movie... Nevertheless, wonderful performances by Helen [Mirren] and Ian [McKellen].
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    MontiLee StormerMovieReelist.com
    It's a calmer, gentler mystery, and maybe that's the point. Sometimes it's the quiet death of a thousand cuts that's the most devastating.
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    Jason BestMarie Claire
    This highly entertaining mystery takes us through a series of sinuous plot turns... (Too many, some may feel). Its most enjoyable feature, however, is the delicious spectacle of screen veterans Mirren and McKellen going toe to toe.
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    Tom BeasleyFlickering Myth
    A joyously bleak thriller that seeks to prove that the finest actors in this country now have the freedom to grow old disgracefully on the screen.
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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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