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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:

$16,201,614

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,401,614
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First feature film collaboration for British stage and screen legends Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is set in 2009, Roy puts the current plastic UK £10 note on the counter in the butcher's shop instead of a paper one from the period. See more »

Connections

References Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

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A stellar cast holds a sub par plot
8 November 2019 | by jodo151-654-152490See all my reviews

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


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