The Good Liar

2019

Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

97
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 63%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 5

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January 22, 2020 at 08:06 AM

Director

Cast

Ian McKellen as Roy Courtnay
Helen Mirren as Betty McLeish
Russell Tovey as Stephen
Jim Carter as Vincent
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1007.83 MB
1280*534
English
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
P/S 138/664
1.95 GB
1920*800
English
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
P/S 69/564
1006.58 MB
1280*534
English
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
P/S 54/452
1.95 GB
1920*800
English
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
P/S 153/608

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jodo151-654-152490 7 / 10

A stellar cast holds a sub par plot

It's not an overly bad film by any sense of the word, I actually enjoyed it a fair bit hence the 7 but I will echo that it was a fairly predictable job but the outstanding cast definitely carried it, I'd recommend it if your on the unlimited cinema deal or when it arrives to one of the multiple streaming services, good twist at the end

Reviewed by Chance_Boudreaux19 5 / 10

Unpredictable but not in a good way

The film is pretty decent overall and I certainly wasn't bored at any point whilst watching it, however it kind of falls apart at the end. That's due to the events that occur towards the very end of the movie which are totally unpredictable. Often times it's great to be surprised but sometimes the surprise can be a let down as is the case with this film. As I was watching the twist unfold I was totally dumbfounded because nothing prepares you for it and there's absolutely no way anyone could predict that would happen. It's definitely not one of those movies in which you can piece together how it will end so don't even try. I went along with the twist as it happened but the more I though about it I simply did not like it and found it to be dumb and utterly unbelievable. The movie already had a lot of moments up until that point that asked me to suspend my disbelief but that was simply too much. However, overall I still enjoyed the movie but had it ended differently without the surprise I probably would've ended up giving it a 7.

Reviewed by Pjtaylor-96-138044 6 / 10

Somehow, its twists are both obvious and out of the blue.

'The Good Liar (2019)' is, in essence, nonsense, comprised of twists either far too obvious or completely out of the blue. Even though its marketing all but spoils its most major revelation, the flick still plays as a relatively unassuming drama until a final exposition dump aims to re-contextualise its plot, turning the affair into a pseudo thriller. Perhaps this is an effort to provoke a second viewing, but the movie doesn't have an ounce of ambiguity or, indeed, foreshadowing. It makes for a completely blindsiding ending that has little to no consequence because it feels so utterly disconnected from everything we've seen prior. The protagonist is suddenly transformed into something they never were before and we're just expected to accept it, to change allegiances at the last minute. This is a big ask and it makes for an unsatisfying end. Conceptually, it's fine, it's just that its execution doesn't capitalise on its potential. The picture isn't bad, though. It's forgettable and retroactively strained but it's engaging enough. The two leads are as good as you'd expect, playing ever-so-slightly against type and feeling comfortable while doing so. The actual writing is decent, if a little cheesy, and the direction is competent. There are a couple of OAP scuffles that work surprisingly well, too. Generally, it's relatively enjoyable throughout, despite some eye-rolling moments. It does feel a bit 'BBC 2' but it's not a bad effort, even though it's already fading from my memory. 6/10

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