The Good Liar Reviews

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December 9, 2019
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.
November 27, 2019
It's an enthralling exercise but a peculiarly cerebral one -- a psychological thriller without the thrills.
November 25, 2019
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.
November 22, 2019
Wait for Britbox.
November 21, 2019
The Good Liar is a pleasantly playful thriller hiding a seriously shady history close to its benighted heart.
November 19, 2019
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].
November 18, 2019
McKellen and Mirren are game, but "The Good Liar" is running a clunky con.
November 18, 2019
For their first appearance together onscreen, [Condon] distills from the McKellen-Mirren team an energy that is devastating.
November 17, 2019
[The Good Liar] is a soggy thriller that I never felt an emotional connection to.
November 15, 2019
The more we learn about the main characters, the less we believe they'd do the things they do.
November 15, 2019
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.
November 15, 2019
The Good Liar is ultimately a near-miss that offers up a few reasonable diversions along the way, the main one being the inspired pairing of the two leads.
November 15, 2019
The calculation couldn't be clearer. Put two superb performers together and you're on your way to making an exceptional movie. Not so fast, though. The Good Liar is calculation from arch start to hollow finish.
November 15, 2019
Preposterous tosh.
November 15, 2019
It's mostly good fun, though the final plot contrivance feels like a letdown. Still, with McKellen and Mirren for company, you could do a lot worse than "The Good Liar."
November 15, 2019
The fun of "The Good Liar" is that, just when you think you've got a proper handle on what's going on, your reality is completely shattered.
November 14, 2019
Yes, you would watch Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in virtually anything. You just wish it wasn't this.
November 14, 2019
To avoid ruining the film, you should not only stop reading this review, but also pass on seeing the movie, which tips its hand practically from the moment the main characters meet.
November 14, 2019
But in trying to take a simple crime set-up and stretch it into a more sweeping tale of vengeance and victimhood, "The Good Liar" has to make some fairly preposterous moves to get there, and it doesn't do a very good job of cloaking them.
November 14, 2019
Instead of deepening his material, Condon has made an unsuccessful fling of a movie: fun for a while, but trying to get as far as it can by leaving crucial material off of its profile.
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