The Good Liar
WHERE TO WATCH:
Sunday, 2 May at 20:20 on M-Net (DStv 101). Available on DStv Now after.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. As Betty opens her life and home to him, Roy 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.
WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT:
A delectably clever and civilized entertainment that invites us to be as invested in the game as we are in the characters. - Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
The goal, you assume, is making people feel that a missing piece has finally been slotted into a puzzle, but the result is closer to reading aloud a Narrative 101 Mad Libs exercise. - David Fear, Rolling Stone
This thriller doesn’t need a spoiler warning. It spoils itself. - Ben Kenigsberg, The NYTimes
The Good Liar works better as an acting masterclass by its brilliant lead performers, rather than a taut and rewarding storytelling experience. - Neil Soans, Times of India
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: