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The Good Liar Rated 15

The Good Liar

Dir. Bill Condon. USA, 2019. 1h 49m. Starring Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Bessie Carter, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones.

An 80-year old career conman has a wealthy widow in his sights, but a simple swindle becomes complicated as the pair grow closer and a genuine relationship begins to develop. Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen go head-to-head in this irresistible cat-and-mouse thriller by Oscar-winning screenwriter Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters).

‘This movie rattles along with terrific energy and dash and the flashback sequences show that it’s actually far more daring and ambitious that you might expect. It’s a great duel between McKellen and Mirren.’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘The pleasure of The Good Liar, and it’s a major one, is the chance to watch Mirren and McKellen act together in a cat-and-mouse duet that turns into an elegant waltz of affection and deception.’ Owen Gleiberman, Variety