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The Good Liar (2019)

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Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.

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Bill Condon

Writers:

Jeffrey Hatcher, Nicholas Searle (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Betty McLeish
Ian McKellen ... Roy Courtnay
Russell Tovey ... Stephen
Jim Carter ... Vincent
Mark Lewis Jones ... Bryn
Laurie Davidson ... Hans Taub (1948)
Phil Dunster ... Roy Courtnay (1948)
Lucian Msamati ... Beni
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ... Vlad
Tunji Kasim ... Michael
Spike White ... Hans Taub (1943)
Stella Stocker ... Frau Schröder
Daniel Betts ... Herr Schröder
Nell Williams ... Lili
Celine Buckens ... Annalise
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Storyline

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Sir Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. Written by New Line Cinema

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Read between the lies


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good Liar See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,605,051, 17 November 2019

Gross USA:

$16,456,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,656,042
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Charing Cross station used in this movie is the closed Charing Cross station on the Jubilee Line it was used in Skyfall (2012). See more »

Goofs

While Roy and Betty are at Slough railway station, a train in a partly purple livery speeds through. This is one of the new Elizabeth line trains, which are still (late 2019) running experimentally and did not exist in 2009, when the film was set. See more »

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Entertaining and with dark plot twists
17 November 2019 | by elb-74644See all my reviews

In my opinion the reviewers missed the point. Of course you know from the start that Mirren's character will not fall prey, and within half an hour you are sure she will best McEllan's. The surprise is in how and why. Many plot twists, some quite dark, ensue. Two fine actors and a few good supporters at the top of their craft. Well produced and fun to watch.


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