The Good Liar is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Bill Condon.
The starring cast includes Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Laurie Davidson, Phil Dunster, Lucian Msamati, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Tunji Kasim and others.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 released the trailer:
THE GOOD LIAR - Official Trailer.
Roy Courtnay is an aging British con artist who, along with his business partner Vincent (Jim Carter), uses false identities to manipulate people into giving him access to their finances. His target is Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren), a former history professor at Oxford University who lost her husband a year ago and has savings in excess of £2 million.
Feigning a bad knee, Roy manipulates Betty into allowing him to stay at her house. He steadily encourages her to open a joint offshore investment account with him, so that he can steal her money. Simultaneously, Roy and Vincent run an investment scam with their mark Bryn (Mark Lewis Jones) and his associate by employing fake Russian investors. One of the fake Russians, actually a Polish butcher, demands a greater cut of the take; in response, Roy orders thugs to break the butcher's hand with a meat tenderizer. Realizing he has been robbed, Bryn follows Roy during his date with Betty. Upon spotting Bryn nearby, Roy sends Betty into the shops before luring Bryn into Charing Cross tube station. There, Roy stabs Bryn and then shoves him into the path of an incoming train, killing him. Roy reunites with Betty back at the shops.
Roy and Betty vacation in Berlin, where Roy appears to understand German, though he claims he does not. Betty's grandson Steven takes the couple to a flat that Roy recognizes. Steven reveals that 'Roy Courtnay' - a young British Army officer - was killed there in 1948 by a Nazi war criminal whom he was tracking, according to Soviet records. This causes Roy to explain that his real name is Hans Taub, who was Roy's German translator, and that he stole Roy's identity so that he could leave Germany and reinvent himself. Betty accepts his explanation and dismisses Steven's objections.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Good Liar.
The film The Good Liar was scheduled to be released on November 8, 2019 (United Kingdom), on November 15, 2019 (United States) and on November 28, 2019 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Singapore and Roadshow Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 109 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $33.9 million.
The film The Good Liar is rated with "R" rating.
The Good Liar got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 63/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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