The Good Liar

critic Reviews

63% Fresh Tomatometer Score63%
  • 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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    Lisa NesselsonFrance24
    It's hard to guess the motivations of the characters...Mirren and McKellen are always fun to watch, no matter the material, but this material is wobbly.
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    Julian Lytleidobi.com
    The Good Liar is going to be a fall gem, it's a movie truly for adults in a growing sea of franchise tentpole releases this winter.
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    M.V. MoorheadPhoenix Magazine
    Between their performances, Condon's handsome, confident direction and a fine score by Carter Burwell, the movie is well-crafted pleasure.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    Playing like a stage farce, this is one of those films where even the cast loses faith in a better outcome.
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    Matthew ToomeyABC Radio Brisbane
    Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are two of the best actors to come out of England but they're not enough to save this muddled, disappointing script.
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    Chris CassinghamFilm Inquiry
    The Good Liar has all the ingredients to get your heart racing and your blood pumping: extortion, murder, stolen identity, even online dating. But the sum of its parts comes up far short of expectations.
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    Luis MartínezEl Mundo (Spain)
    The film has more turns than what even a mummy's foot would be capable of. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Luis Fernando GalvánEn Filme
    After the characters travel to Germany there's too much exposition and Condon cannot recover his movie, allowing The Good Liar to lose its perverse appeal. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Diana SaengerReviewExpress.com
    Interesting, surprising,great cast
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    Jim Schembri3AW
    A handsome, prestige, low-key thriller that plays very effectively with the perils of online dating, tapping into that universal suspicion we all share about the honesty of those we deal with over the internet.
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