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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.

Director:

Bill Condon

Writers:

Nicholas Searle (based on the novel by), Jeffrey Hatcher (screenplay by)
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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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Trivia

Screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher previously wrote Mr. Holmes (2015), directed by Bill Condon and starring Sir Ian McKellen. See more »

Goofs

The modern double-decker buses featured in some of the establishing shots of London were not around in 2009 when the film is set. See more »

Quotes

Betty McLeish: And that umbrella looks as though it's seen better days.
Roy Courtnay: That's seen me through the war.
Betty McLeish: Yes, on the losing side by the looks of it.
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Where or When
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Ticks alongs nicely
11 November 2019 | by muamba_eats_toastSee all my reviews

Moved along nicely with an exceptional cast despite the main twist being predictable from the outset before going to far fetched to counter its main predictability to end. Overall still enjoyed it thanks to the fantastic cast but the writing could have been a lot better.


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UK | Germany | USA

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Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$17,156,058

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,856,058
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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