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The Good Liar Reviews

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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.
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
November 14, 2019
The journey is mostly sweet, thanks to its irresistible protagonists. But the destination leaves a sour taste in your brain. [Full review in Spanish]
November 13, 2019
McKellen and Mirren are everything you want, it's too bad the other elements don't share their energy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 21, 2019
Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, Dame and Sir, respectively, elevate whatever cinematic endeavor they're a part of. But even these Brit heavyweights can't plug the holes in the ultimately leaky boat that is The Good Liar.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 15, 2019
Two good leads do not a movie make.
November 26, 2019
The Good Liar is a forgettable film featuring an otherwise stellar pairing.
November 22, 2019
Maybe the problem is that novel...
November 22, 2019
It's well-crafted enough, to where it could've unfolded in such an expert way...but they're just reading what's going on and filming the backstory...
December 8, 2019
Mirren and McKellen make wonderful companions, even as both seem to be trying to keep up appearances.
November 14, 2019
An airport novel of a movie, Bill Condon's The Good Liar is efficient and consumable, if a bit hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2019
The Good Liar falls apart in the third act, but there are clues that things aren't going to quite come together even before that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2019
Everything here is capricious, forced, oblivious to more or less any logical sense of narrative continuity. [Full review in Spanish]
November 13, 2019
The Good Liar tries so hard to be an Alfred Hitchcock thriller to the point in which the film ultimately comes to fail on that particular level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2019
Ultimately, The Good Liar is too serious for a movie about hot elders trying to pretend they don't speak German.
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
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 12, 2019
Unworthy of the attention and talent poured into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 10, 2019
Despite its noble efforts, The Good Liar crashes into a clumsy attempt. [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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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