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The Good Liar (2019)

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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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Bill Condon

Writers:

Jeffrey Hatcher, Nicholas Searle (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Helen Mirren ... Betty McLeish
Ian McKellen ... Roy Courtnay
Russell Tovey ... Steven
Patrick Godfrey
Jim Carter ... Vincent
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ... Vlad
Celine Buckens ... Annalise
Mark Lewis Jones ... Bryn
Lily Dodsworth-Evans ... Hannalore Schröder
Phil Dunster ... Young Roy
Michael Culkin ... Dr. Livesey
Laurie Davidson ... Hans Taub
Nell Williams ... Young Lili
Bessie Carter
Athena Strates ... Charlotte Schroeder
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Storyline

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. Written by New Line Cinema

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Read between the lies

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good Liar See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,800,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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First feature film collaboration for British stage and screen legends Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. However, both had earlier appeared together on stage in August Strindberg's play "Dance of Death" at New York's Broadhurst Theater in 2001. See more »

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Interesting at times
8 November 2019 | by iamkeysersoze-13228See all my reviews

I am not good at reviewing.

The Good Liar was actually a decent surprise and a really good thriller even if it feels a little too heavily explained towards the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film from start to finish and I honestly really didn't expect that kid of twist even though I expected a twist and I'm glad I didn't see that coming. Ian Mckellen and Hellen Mirren are both great here, delivering two really great performances. I think the plot is fairly simple at it's core but the writing makes it very different to a very satisfying ending. Overall whilst it's an interesting film with two great performances and unexpected twists, I just expect more style and excitement in it.


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