The Good Liar

Read between the lies.


The Good Liar
A career con artist can hardly believe his luck when he meets a well-to-do widow online. As she opens her home and life to him, he 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.

110 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Who’s fooling who here?....
Who’s fooling who here?....

Credits

Cast
Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Lily Dodsworth-Evans
Director
Bill Condon
ScreenplayJeffrey Hatcher, from the novel by Nicholas Searle
MusicCarter Burwell
CinematographyTobias A. Schliessler
EditingVirginia Katz
SA distributorEmpire Entertainment
Made in2019
Produced byRON Studios, New Line Cinema, Creative Wealth Media Finance

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong impact, frequent, as exclamations and outbursts. Justified within the context of this drama and authenticates character and plot development.
NudityLow impact, isolated incident of brief naked breast, in non-sexual conduct.
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, frequent, realistic includes blood, accentuated by sound effects.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of sexual violence.
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity
Runtime109
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.

British Board of Film Classification rating

15: Suitable for 15 years and olderVery strong language, Strong violence, Gory image, Sexual violence, Nudity
Runtime109
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.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

RSG
Leon van Nierop quote iconTHE 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.
14
Metacritic.com
31 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
118 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
13
CommonSenseMedia
Tara McNamara quote iconNot much for kids in mature, unexpectedly violent thriller.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconMirren and McKellen are delightful in their respective roles and that clearly helps mitigate the darker turn that suddenly shows up in the third act.
13

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
30 users
9
Rottentomatoes users
2826 users
15
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
17
IMDB
3100 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 64%

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