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The Good Liar Reviews

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May 28, 2020
This was just a bad adaptation of a book.
April 14, 2020
A fairly decent thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 9, 2020
Helen Mirren is fabulous, but we can't recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 5, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 19, 2019
Interesting, surprising,great cast
Full Review | Original Score: 5
December 18, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2019
Unworthy of the attention and talent poured into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 12, 2019
What starts as a playful cat and mouse game of deception, rapidly loses its way, morphing into an unbelievable, convoluted and dark tale of revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 10, 2019
This movie requires a major suspension of belief as each reveal gets more ridiculous than the next. But if you can take that leap there's fun to be had
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 10, 2019
Filmmaker Bill Condon does an effective job of initially luring the viewer into the deliberately-paced proceedings...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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