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The Good Liar is a movie starring Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, and Russell Tovey. 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...

Other Titles
A Mentira Perfeita, The Good Liar - Das alte Böse, Ha'Shakran Ha'Tov, A Grande Mentira, Savršena Laž, Dobar lažov, 大說謊家, L'inganno perfetto, Osav luiskaja, L'art du mensonge, El buen mentiroso, Hyvä valehtelija, Ένας Καλός Ψεύτης, Kłamstwo doskonałe, Sahtekar, La gran mentira
Running Time
1 hours 49 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Bill Condon
Nicholas Searle, Jeffrey Hatcher
Russell Tovey, Jim Carter, Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen
UK, USA, Germany
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about crime «The Good Liar» (25)

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James Ortiz

This is a very suspenseful movie. Although the script is very thin, the movie is filled with intrigue and excitement. I give it an 8/10. I have watched it several times and would watch it again.

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Jesse Brown

The Good Liar is one of the most realistic and suspenseful movies I have ever seen. If you are an action film fan, then this is the movie for you. A lot of people have said that this movie is cliche, but that is because of the fact that this is an action film. There are so many stories in this movie and if you didn't watch it carefully, you might miss some. The plot is very interesting and makes sense at the end. One of the best movie of 2002.

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Jesse Watkins

A good thriller. A little heavy on the drama but that is what keeps the film together. Christopher Plummer is perfect as the cunning con man who is guilty of his crimes. Jennifer Jason Leigh does a great job as the blind girl who has all the information and is waiting to be convinced. Everyone else is good as well. There are a few cliches, but most of them are acceptable and make it a more watchable film. The ending is a little over the top but that is all. Overall, an interesting film. 8/10

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Matthew W.

The movie is based on the real life story of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his girlfriend Karen White. Karen was convicted for the murder of her boyfriend, but Hoffman was not. She was sentenced to life in prison. The story centers around Hoffman's efforts to win her freedom and is told through a series of flashbacks and flashbacks of Hoffman's life. The movie is a decent detective movie. It does not delve into the details of Hoffman's life and I feel it did not go too deep into the story of Hoffman and White. It is a good movie and I recommend it.

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After what I have heard from other reviewers, I knew going into this film that it would have to be something special. And I was right. I don't think I've seen such a well written and acted film in a while. My only complaint was that it was over an hour too long. The performances of Will Smith and Denzel Washington were very well casted and matched. The script kept me interested the entire film. When the music was over, I found myself cheering for the characters. The supporting cast was good, too. The only thing that I did not like about this film was the finale. I know that the ending will not be popular, but it was unnecessary. It made me think that this film was not over the top. I felt that the film should have been over an hour and a half, but that was not an issue with the film itself. I will say that I believe that this film will be a big success in the future. In the future, it will be interesting to see if the awards process and the publicity from this film will continue to show that this is a great film. I believe that the Academy will continue to honor films that have great writing and acting. I believe that the general public will be too impressed with the work that these actors have done to not see this film. The last thing I would like to say is that I think that this film will go down as one of the best films of the year. I recommend this film to everyone. If you are going to see it, go in with an open mind. It will be worth the watch. The acting is great, the writing is great, and the ending is great.

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Teresa W.

There's a sort of golden rule when it comes to crime thrillers - don't show any murders. In the case of "The Good Liar" the line has always been crossed and now it has been broken. Although there are only two murders, the idea of the movies was to show the story of the criminal's descent into crime, followed by his reformation and redemption. In "The Good Liar", this is what happens, but with no murder, as well. It's a very refreshing film in which the detective in question, who isn't a police officer, and has to learn to deal with the detectives assigned to him, is the protagonist. For a movie that contains only two murders, it is an amazing feat. The two detectives in the movie are not only superb but well developed and convincing, with lots of subtle nuances, and many of them with nothing to do with the story. I can't recommend "The Good Liar" highly enough. The production design and the cinematography is outstanding, with some very beautiful shots. The cinematography is the most important part of the movie and if it was shot in another way, it wouldn't be the same. This movie is one of the best movies I've seen in many years and it deserves more than the score it's getting.

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A great movie. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. It is certainly on my list of top movies. A lot of this movie is based on true events. It is not a Hollywood movie. It does not involve bad acting, bad directing, and bad effects. I am sure that you can find all of these things in a movie like this. If you are looking for great acting, fantastic directing, and wonderful effects, then you will not like this movie. But if you are looking for a good movie that gives you a lot to think about, then this movie will not disappoint you. I gave it an 8 out of 10 because it is definitely not a movie for everyone. I highly recommend you give it a try. You will not be disappointed.

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Samuel T.

I thought that 'the good liar' was a very well made thriller. I liked the tension throughout the movie and was left feeling satisfied after the movie. However, I was disappointed by the way the movie ended. The ending was a little too quick and just left me feeling empty and cold. If you like thrillers, you should definitely check this one out. I give it a 8 out of 10.

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Kenneth Riley

An absolutely brilliant script with intelligent actors. It is one of the few films to tell a story which is unique. I think it's been one of the most misunderstood films of recent years. I don't want to say it's a masterpiece, but the film is a nice mix of fantasy and reality. A brilliant screenplay that could have been much better if they had made it a bit more realistic. The story is excellent, the plot twist is incredible, and the way it has been structured is something else. What I mean by realism is that the film doesn't show too much of the supernatural aspect. The character's motivations and the way the events are shown are very realistic, and is based on many factors. The bad thing is that the supernatural aspect is so overplayed that it makes the film to long and boring. The film is like a fairy tale, it's a nice mixture of fantasy and reality. To me, it's a film which shows how a good script can do so much more than a good director can. I think the casting is a good one. Keanu Reeves gives a brilliant performance. He doesn't have to say anything and he makes a very convincing Joker. The performance is a great contrast with the script, which is very well written. Another good thing is that John Turturro plays an important part in this film. I thought he was the perfect choice. The only problem with the film is the actors. William H. Macy is amazing. I think he should have been cast as the Joker, because his performance is so good. Bill Murray does an amazing performance, but I think his performance isn't as good as his previous performances. The supporting cast is also good. Mark Wahlberg gives a great performance. The plot twist in the film is amazing. The way it is portrayed is so realistic that it makes it to great. To me it is one of the best films of the year. I would give this film 9/10.

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When I saw the trailer for this film I knew it would be a hit. I can see why. The premise of the movie is a good one. It is about a man who is wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit. He is then sent to prison, where he meets the young woman that he worked with. Their relationship is interesting, the idea of the story is original, the cast is excellent. Robert DeNiro is in top form as the police detective, and it's very interesting to see him interact with Charlie Sheen. This is one of his best roles, and I think he's one of the best movie stars around. His performance here is top notch. I also like to mention the young woman who plays his wife. She was very good too, I liked her character. The only problem I had with the film is the ending. I know the film is based on a book, but this ending was so ridiculous that I could barely stomach it. The story is not good enough to warrant that ending. It's a very good movie and it's definitely worth seeing. I give it an 8/10.

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Jack H.

Tom Cruise plays Mason Dixon, an intelligent and good looking man, who is also in love with a beautiful blonde woman named Caroline Halstead. The movie, based on a novel written by Larry Charles, tells the story of Mason and Caroline's relationship, and the other characters around Mason, from his girlfriend's family, to his wife's fiance and his mother. The main problem with this movie is that the story isn't very clear, and the scenes are also very slow. However, it is entertaining. I also like the ending, though it seems to be one of the movies that the few who liked it in the theater have no clue why they did, or what they saw. This is not a great movie, but it is worth watching once. It's not too clear, but it is entertaining. The acting is fine, but I think the best performances come from the supporting cast. Tom Cruise and Sam Rockwell both are very good. Also, the cinematography was great, and the score was beautiful. For those who are interested, there are several audio commentaries on the movie, one of which is also by the director, which can also be found on YouTube. I rate this film 8/10.

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Ann Jimenez

Cersei Lannister(Robin Wright)is blackmailed by her father(Christopher Walken)to sell a letter, which he wrote, in exchange for a reward. She hires an ex-con Jason Robards(Kevin Spacey)to steal the letter, and they search for clues that will lead them to the real traitor. That is the gist of the plot of this movie. The acting in this film is fantastic. Robin Wright, who was born in North Carolina, is amazing as Cersei Lannister. Kevin Spacey is absolutely amazing as Jason Robards. He gives an amazing performance as the man who was "taken advantage of". The movie itself, also by no means, is perfect. It has the basic story of a movie, but it lacks some of the great scenes that make this movie such a great film. But still, it's a very good movie that I recommend you to watch. The main reason I think is that the casting is great. The actors that were in this movie are all terrific and makes this movie one of the best movies of 2005. I give this movie a "A-"

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Judith Gibson

Pushing 70, the classic actor Jim Carrey is the man who brings us this much needed film, the story of a millionaire crook, Lenny Maldonado, who in the early 1960's buys a small parcel of land in Brooklyn, New York. The next thing he knows is that he has a lot of money. His man, Mike Tanner, a crooked criminal, kidnaps Lenny's girlfriend, then Lenny kidnaps Mike. The thing is, Mike is a real estate agent, and he knows about the land. Lenny puts his girlfriend in a suitcase, and hides in the place. Mike has a new girlfriend, and is a man who has seen better days. The guy finds out about the real estate deal and gets scared. Mike is about to take the whole case, and Lenny wants to get back in business. But first, Lenny has to find Mike and make him confess. The actors are good. They play their parts well. This is one of Jim Carrey's best movies, and the movie is great in general. The acting is excellent. The movie is good, but the plot is not that good, but the actors are great. The ending is good, but I think that the movie could have been more interesting. I think that the movie could have been more interesting. But it's a great movie, worth watching.

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Bryan Harper

One of the many good things about the movie "The Good Life" is that the main character played by Jason Robards actually lives a good life. He's married and has two kids. His girlfriend is a prostitute who is just another product of his brutal world. His best friend lives with a lot of problems. The worst, however, is the fact that he lives with the most horrible people. People who live by the sword of the law. A lot of them do things which the law would never think to do. What he does is a very small thing compared to their crimes. All he does is go to confession and says what they did was wrong. After that he can go to prison and live in prison with all of his troubles. The story of a man who is in prison for being a bad person is not new. We have seen many movies with this theme. The story of a good man trapped in a bad life is also very old and has been told in many movies. However, this is the best. It is not just that the story is good. It is also because the movie is very realistic. It shows the complete darkness of the world and the stupidity of the people who live there. It is very well made. The action is very well done. The story is very good. However, there are a few problems. The movie has many flaws. The characters are too good. They are not believable, but they are also not bad. I have to say that the story is too short. It could have been longer and the movie would have been better. Some of the characters are one-dimensional and some are very undeveloped. The movie is not very long, but it is very good. The actors are very good and the actors do a good job. However, the actors do not have to be good. In a movie, you can make a lot of mistakes and the actors will not notice these mistakes. This is a very good thing about the movie, but in a movie you need some good actors to notice these mistakes. Jason Robards does not have to be good. Jason Robards is a very good actor. He was the best actor in the movie. The story is good, but there are some flaws. However, it is very realistic, and the movie is very good.

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This is one of the best crime thrillers I have ever seen. It is one of the best I have seen. It is also one of the most amazing movies I have ever seen. What a great cast. Samuel L. Jackson and Diane Lane are great together. They do a fantastic job. This movie is full of suspense and excitement. It is exciting and a great movie.

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This is an excellent movie. It is suspenseful, great cast, a great script, and what more could you ask for? With a new genre comes a new set of expectations. The first, especially, of these is that the audience should feel that they have a degree of control over the characters they are watching. For this reason, I believe that the first "crime thriller" to really work in a way that we can identify with was the original "Hollywood Strangers" in which we see the parents of a girl who has been kidnapped for ransom for a large sum of money. This movie created a vast amount of suspense, and a very real sense of urgency, and made us feel as if we were really getting to know the characters as well as our own. I believe that "The Good Liar" is the same kind of thing. I believe that you will find yourself rooting for the bad guys as well as the good guys. We are all in the same boat, and that is the wonderful thing about this film.

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Sean Reed

I just saw this at a film festival. I'm glad I did. This film is very good, as I said earlier, but the problem is, it's extremely predictable. You know where it's going and you know what's going to happen. The great thing is, the characters are so likable and the actors do a great job portraying them. Paul Newman and William Holden are great, too, but they're the only ones I really care about. (I know I didn't care about any of the other actors in this film, either.) The script is so well-written and well-written dialogue. You want to know how it's going to end. You want to know how it's going to play out. You want to know what's going to happen. The ending is a little predictable, but the movie is worth seeing for that alone. It's not a bad film, but it's nothing special, either. You can see it for what it is. A nice little thriller.

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Amber M.

Before seeing "The Good Liar", I'd never heard of it, but I was interested in seeing it for myself, and I can't say that I was disappointed. It's not a film that I'd ever watch twice, but I was interested enough to look it up on IMDb, and I'm glad I did. It's a very compelling film, and I think it deserves some more publicity. I do feel that some of the characters, especially the leading one, weren't given enough time to develop, but I also feel that this is the fault of the movie, not the fault of the characters. I think the film would have been better if the characters were introduced more slowly, and they were given more time to develop. If you have seen it, you know what I'm talking about. Overall, it's a good film. It's not perfect, but it is a good movie. I rate it 8/10.

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Julia Cunningham

A big old "why didn't they catch it in time" with this movie. I liked it, it was entertaining, but it was definitely a complete mess. I think that this is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot. At the time of writing this I have seen 5 different movies, and I really liked this one. One thing that I really liked was how the movie told the story in a very fast paced, but not too much dialog, way of telling the story. Another thing I liked was the actors and actresses, they were all very good. The director did a really good job with the movie, and I think that the story is definitely not easy to follow, and even with the slow parts, it does not get boring at all. The thing that I liked about this movie was that it was very suspenseful. The way the movie showed us the clues that they found on the plane was very very impressive. The way that the clues were put together, and how they were put together in the movie was very impressive. I really liked the movie, I think that it is really entertaining, and the story is good, I liked it, and it is really great movie. 8/10.

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Carol Walsh

This movie is filled with suspense and is well done. The ending is probably one of the best endings I've ever seen. The movie is so well done, you feel a part of the story. This movie has a strong bond with the book. The characters are well portrayed. The young actors do an excellent job. I loved the performance of Brendan Fraser. It seems like he is a good actor. John Cusack is great in this movie as well. This movie is a must see for all. I have to give this movie a solid 8 out of 10.

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This is a really good movie. It's about a man who is actually a liar. He's lying to people and hiding something. That is a really good thing. I like this because it's realistic and it has an interesting plot. The story is quite interesting, because the main character is a lying and murdering and also, a man who is a liar. You can't really understand why he's lying. And also, the main character was a good actor, because I think he was really convincing. Overall, I like this movie a lot. I like it because it's realistic, and because it has a good plot. This is a really good movie, I think. I rate it 8/10.

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I love this film. John Malkovich and Nicole Kidman are very good. Michael Douglas was decent. I have to wonder if he had a part in this film. It would explain why he played a card game with a monkey. I have the rest of the movie on video. I would give it a 9.5 or 10, just for the cinematography and the story.

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Victoria Butler

The plot was well-established in the previews and plot summary. There are twists and turns throughout the film, with some of the twists being very unexpected and unexpected, to be honest, but they didn't ruin the film. The ending was even better than I expected it to be. It was unexpected in a very good way. The acting was good. Robert De Niro is the real star of this film, which is very rare for him, he does a good job at the way he portrays his character. Winona Ryder is also good, as usual. Danny Devito's performance was very good, and I think he deserves a lot of credit for it. He played the role as well as anyone could. I liked it. The only problem was that I had problems with the script, and some of the writing was a little weak. There were some plot holes, but the film still managed to keep me watching. Overall, a good film, I would give it a 9/10. Worth watching.

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Ann K.

I thought this was a great movie. Sure, it has some silly moments, but that's what a movie should do. The bad guys make me want to hold on to my life. What a great actor Robert Downey Jr. is. I think he can do anything! I can't wait for his next role! If you love to watch movies, watch this one!

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In the new movie "The Good Life" we see a young man (Steve Carell) who discovers he is getting better as a person as his father (John Malkovich) shows him the crime that he committed. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Aaron Sorkin. The movie has a good cast. The acting was very good. It is very well directed and edited. The story is excellent and you will be thoroughly entertained. The performances were very good and all of the characters were real. I believe the acting is very well directed and edited. The movie has a good story, it is about a young man, who is growing as a person, he has a few problems and he resolves them with a great story and great acting. The Good Life is a great movie, it is one of the best movies of this year and I think it is the best movie of the year and one of the best movies of the year. My vote is eight. Title (Brazil): "Mensaje: do Geso do Asenio" ("The Good Life: The Journey of a Son")