Read between the lies.
Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Lily Dodsworth-Evans
|Screenplay||Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novel by Nicholas Searle|
|Cinematography||Tobias A. Schliessler|
|SA distributor||Empire Entertainment|
|Produced by||RON Studios, New Line Cinema, Creative Wealth Media Finance|
|Language||Strong impact, frequent, as exclamations and outbursts. Justified within the context of this drama and authenticates character and plot development.|
|Nudity||Low impact, isolated incident of brief naked breast, in non-sexual conduct.|
|Violence||Strong, frequent, realistic includes blood, accentuated by sound effects.|
|Comments||Contains scenes of sexual violence.|
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|R: Restricted||Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|15: Suitable for 15 years and older||Very strong language, Strong violence, Gory image, Sexual violence, Nudity|
|British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Leon van Nierop THE GOOD LIAR is ‘n kinkel-rolprent wat rondomtalie kapperjol met jou breinselle en jou dikwels om die bos lei. Nie al die misleidings werk nie, want deurwinterde fliekgangers sal gou deur die tegnieke sien, maar THE GOOD LIAR is prima-vermaak. Dit is slim, deurdag, stylvol, boeiend en vol kinkels.
Tara McNamara Not much for kids in mature, unexpectedly violent thriller.
Jim Judy Mirren and McKellen are delightful in their respective roles and that clearly helps mitigate the darker turn that suddenly shows up in the third act.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 64%