The Good Liar

USA | 2019 | 110 mins | R13 Sexual violence, violence, offensive language & nudity

  • Director: Bill Condon (‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Mr. Holmes’, ‘Dreamgirls’)
  • Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Jim Carter, Russell Tovey, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Mark Lewis Jones
  • Drama, Thriller



Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.

Legendary actors Mirren and McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Mirren and McKellen never waver. Smooth at being smooth, their conviction always convinces us, and their ability to register multiple subtle changes of emotion is consistently impressive.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

for the first time, these two acting phenoms have decided to unite and enthrall the audience with their seamless craft. Wendy Shreve, Featuring Film