The Good Liar Reviews
May 5, 2021
Overall, The Good Liar is a good way to pass the time on a rainy afternoon in the fall but not a film you should rush out to see.
September 16, 2020
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.
August 19, 2020
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.
August 16, 2020
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.
August 5, 2020
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]
March 24, 2020
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.
February 6, 2020
It would take a good liar to tell you this succeeds as a taut thriller, but even that wouldn't be able to cover up the truth.
January 23, 2020
Despite The Good Liar's many plot issues, it remains a cracker of a thriller that's worth a watch.
January 13, 2020
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.
January 10, 2020
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.
January 6, 2020
Between their performances, Condon's handsome, confident direction and a fine score by Carter Burwell, the movie is well-crafted pleasure.
January 4, 2020
Playing like a stage farce, this is one of those films where even the cast loses faith in a better outcome.
January 2, 2020
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.
December 27, 2019
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.
December 23, 2019
The film has more turns than what even a mummy's foot would be capable of. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 20, 2019
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]