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The Good Liar

A con man targets a wealthy widow, but the swindle turns into a dangerous game.


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From director Bill Condon ('Chicago', 'Beauty and the Beast'), 'The Good Liar' is a traditional thriller based on the contemporary premise of online dating and frauds. It's not a particularly innovative movie in its genre, but the script is undoubtedly clever, albeit with some inconsistencies. However, it's easy to forgive any mistake for the true titans duel we have on screen: Sir Ian McKellen ('The Lord of the Rings') and Helen Mirren ('The Queen'), two veteran acting legends together for the first time in a feature film.



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Plot summary

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 have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.

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