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The Good Liar Reviews

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December 9, 2019
The film sells itself first on McKellen and Mirren and then on its "twisty" plot. The actors are great; the plot, not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 9, 2019
Older, more sensitive audiences be warned: this is no sweet Richard Curtis comedy or romantic Merchant Ivory tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 9, 2019
It's great to see a strong older woman character starring in a female-driven story, and those looking for an adult drama will find just enough to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 9, 2019
The Good Liar is a captivating game of cat and mouse executed by two consummate pros.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2019
Mirren and McKellen make wonderful companions, even as both seem to be trying to keep up appearances.
December 6, 2019
The plot keeps you guessing and though you may think you know what is going on, sit back and relax and let the story take you along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2019
Everything here is capricious, forced, oblivious to more or less any logical sense of narrative continuity. [Full review in Spanish]
December 5, 2019
There are numerous sequences with Mirren and McKellen acting against each other, and these moments crackle. There's great satisfaction in watching a well-made, richly-detailed mystery that tells a carefully constructed story.
December 5, 2019
A classic lineage film with actors who know how to manipulate the viewer with elegance. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2019
Not terrible, but not good enough to drop everything immediately for a look-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 5, 2019
McKellen and Mirren are two exceptional performers. [Full review in Spanish]
December 4, 2019
Plot failures aside, The Good Liar is constantly watchable, thanks to a lead duo who keep the film afloat with their dedication.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 3, 2019
The Good Liar ends up overcoming some doses of cruelty and certain underlines in his structure of psychological thriller thanks to two wise, noble and virtuous actors. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2019
For many it will be inevitable to see Mirren and McKellen performing for the first time together at the cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
December 2, 2019
The Good Liar works better as an acting masterclass by its brilliant lead performers, rather than a taut and rewarding storytelling experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2019
Watch the film for the acting masterclass provided by Mirren and McKellen, who effortlessly slide into their roles and spar with each other like master fencers, making it look all so easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2019
[Intriguing] with unexpected twists. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2019
Despite the film's somewhat cumbersome plotting, Mirren and McKellan are a constant pleasure to watch, and Carter Burwell's lilting score adds a sense of depth to the mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 28, 2019
Mirren and McKellen may be the only reasons to watch this adaptation of a Nicholas Searle novel, which doesn't effectively make the transition from page to screen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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