The good liar
Directed by Bill Condon. With Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter. 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..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 . “The Good Liar” was directed by Bill Condon, who is best known for such tony adult oriented projects as “Gods and Monsters,” “Kinsey” and “Mr. Holmes” as well as a side gig working on musical extravaganzas like “Dreamgirls,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Greatest Showman.”.The Good Liar review Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen are irresistible out of stars. The veteran pair duel hypnotically in a mystery thriller whose occasional silliness is masked by storytelling gusto. Peter Bradshaw @PeterBradshaw. A preposterous mess of romance with secrets, generations old closet skeletons and revenge, The Good Liar is the kind of fragrant dramatic cheese that Sidney Sheldon would have squeezed an ‘s network mini series out of. But the never before paired screen couple of Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren consume this cheese like so much scenery..Suspenseful stars to The Good Liar! Published today, ! The Good Liar has a completely original premise that hooked me from the start. Three women’s lives are inextricably linked when there is an explosion in a Chicago building..The Good Liar. Now Playing Only In Theaters.