The Good Liar

Professional swindler Roy Courtney can barely believe his luck when met in a network with a rich widow Betty macleish. Having captivating widow and having access to all its resources, Roy catches himself on the fact that she cares about him.

Director:
  • Bill Condon

Stars:
Release Date: 2019-11-15
IMDb icon 6.6/10
  • Country: DE, GB, US
  • Language: English | German | Russian | French | Spanish
  • Budget: $10,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $33,756,058
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reviews
Arabele Kalbli
17 November 2019 | 04:50

"A GOOD LIAR" — it is very uneven, overlong, but in General, a good Thriller with elements of detective. To painting, I have issues and complaints but also what I loved it.

Now I still explain your opinion in more detail and clear and point the pros/cons of this film.

1. The script

The problems start from here.

The thing that all promos, trailers and in the original synopsis, the Studio itself has merged all the desired twists. Distributors have merged what was supposed to catch. But but why? I he is not know...

The story tells us about the professional swindler-the swindler Roy Courtney, who meets a woman the name Betty. As always trying to breed humans, but that's so. And around this is built the further events. That's how much you need to tell, so as not to spoil your viewing.

I personally, after watching all the possible promo, went to the movie was waiting for an "unexpected" development Betty Macleish. I wanted to know what same will happen. And was that the creators we just in the very first trailer leaked final twist. Than they thought and followed this time?

And Yes, the final score... not only that it leaked, so it put so much information not was half of the entire duration of the film. Then we 've been showing all the relations between the characters, unexpected details of life to the result finale was either nafig unnecessary, or I automatically had a question — why? Honestly, the ending to me do not like it. Not like when I the whole point and idea of the film tell end 10-15 minutes. And what if the rest of the hour with the extra?

But despite all of this, the story itself is really good. Sometimes lengthy, periods devoid of logic and explanation, but still interesting.

But with characters like no problem. The focus here in mainly the main characters, so they only revealed here. From each has a backstory, and each has certain motivations.

Roy Courtnay — more negative character than a positive one. He makes a sharp action, is arrogant and improvident. Yes he makes mistakes where a normal person would never done.

As for Betty McLeish, the character mainly revealing themselves closer to the end of the tape. Yes what there — it was revealed in 10-15 minutes.

In other words... the Plot is interesting, but covered with a bad ending. The main characters with a certain background, make mistakes, incomprehensible actions, but they disclosed well and is quite understandable. To sum up, scenario — strong average on one time. Nothing wrong with that, but and there is nothing outstanding there.

2. Actors

Perhaps the eye reason for watching the film. Again, will only affect those who performs the main role.

On-screen Duo Mirren/Machelen flawless. They excellent overcame on the screen together. Each plays very convincingly, and also creates a certain ambiance.

And Helen Mirren to the same finally got this character. &Nbsp;yeah, she was that to do. If the viewer does not would know the final twist with the beginning, because of her the game the ending could do the unexpected.

More nothing to add...

3. The atmosphere

Here, too, much difficulty does not arise.

It is assembled on a cliché. Absolutely classic entourage of a detective Thriller. The audience "experiences" for the character, periods of stress is created, and in the end should be a super unexpected turn, from which people have to wonder.

Nothing new. But if it works, then everything is fine.

We can say that I have that bad. well, maybe so. But I compare and tell what saw. Me it is caught, I was interesting, but is comparable to any classic detective story. It is the if you expect originality in this regard.

In General:

"THE GOOD LIAR" — problem movie. With plot holes, illogical and unnecessary action heroes. To the same from the beginning, predictable, clichéd and overlong. The atmosphere of the classical detective story. And there are the actors, of course, pleased. Amazing performance of their roles! If we go to this one-off Thriller, then for Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. Seriously, the Duo turned out great.

Film me is more like it. But personal impressions of the left me with little. This is a typical average disposable film with an entertaining plot. Nevadalas work, but once it will come down.

In short... If you want to watch something in the movie love thrillers, you can evaluate. But still suggest to consider choice, t it now the box has movies much better.

7 of 10

Hilary Laverna
24 November 2019 | 08:56

What could be the story told of two very old people? About past in or on offense, on love or hate. Usually these stories are not cause my interest, because they are similar to dig in junk. But it all started with hope. With hope for a new acquaintance. Life is not ends when there are no for the second halves. Man, need a man. And you with admiration I look at those old people who dig in the Internet, learn about and behave like the students came to first date. But, can it be so simple, really old they know what to do? No. This adults are smart people, wise not the most joyful experience, who has lived an entire life and know how should be who start Dating. And here the most interesting begins. Game with confidence.

Amazing acting of two greats of Hollywood cinema. In each conversation is captured which is a fine game on the strings of the human trust and understanding, the game is on the two lonely people-that all now see his life through the prism of those children's injuries and disappointments, which do not go to life and even shouting playing girls, the heart continues to stand by fear worried about those who are we can't defend.

Of 9 10

Sibylla Fried
28 January 2020 | 11:59

Roy Courtney (Ian McKellen) resourceful rogue. Its adventure very well-built and time for once he outwits the hapless and gullible people. One day, he luck it network gets gullible widow Betty macleish (Helen Mirren). The old rascal Roy begins to lead a tricky game, charming widow more and more already rubbing his hands for the big jackpot, which promises him a comfortable and carefree old age on a beach somewhere in the arms cocktail. However, on his way to the cherished production rises not only grandson of Betty Stephen (Russell Tovey), but and how cynical as it sounds, feelings that put Roy before choosing...

I am very surprised that this film has been neglected by the audience and showed a very good hire. It would seem that all elements of the great British detective on location: England, great actors, unconventional detective story and mystery, which approaching the ending creates more and more theories. I would say that the movie the fan, but it with wife, who is absolutely indifferent to like the genre, I realized — film is really aimed at much wider audience, important to understand it but not to try to look at the surface, as it often happens in century popcorn-comic theme.

This film is a book, and, consequently, to the story questions can be as the literary basis gives the film the necessary authenticity and the harmony of the narrative. One of the main highlights of the film are the actors who have long earned in the actor's environment cred, but absolutely not try to play backhand, and give birth to really deep characters. Ian-Godlinesses-Machelen gracefully and inherent charm fits the role of an elderly con man who is absolutely sure in his mind and agility. Hellem Mirren as not only an incredibly accurately fits in the role of a gullible housewife, but a clear and undergoes dramatic transformation to the end of the movie. Romance that is born on screen the first half of the movie is really captivating and unexpected turns that occur in the second half of the film, beat ax the head of his unexpected and unreasonable.

After a great interaction with the secondary characters, the story takes on a very different complexion and makes such an unexpected turn that can't believe so melancholic and measured the story can be so incredible ending. I'm not even know what the spectator can criticize this movie. Surely many viewers have got so fed up that SUCH a finale can be considered mediocre? Well, I don't even know. How to me, the ending is very decent.

Stunning British flavor, which is complemented by excellent British actors and (the setpolarity) the final flashback in the style of detectives of old England doing a "Good liar" really strong film, which can not only delight the beautiful landscapes and typical characters, but and surprise. And for today's audience, which completely and near misses session's not unimportant! Very good movie.

8 from 10

faq
How much has The Good Liar made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $33,756,058.
How much did it cost to make The Good Liar?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $10,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Good Liar?
This tv-show was directed by Bill Condon.
What is the genre of The Good Liar?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Mystery.
Who starred in The Good Liar?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones.
What is The Good Liar IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.6.
When was The Good Liar released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2019-11-15.