‘Good Liar’ reviews: Critics call Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen’s thirller ‘underwhelming’
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Critics are telling the hard truth about the film “Good Liar.”

Ian McKellen stars as Roy Courtnay, a charming career con artist who has his eyes set on his next target: Gullible, wealthy widow Betty McLeish, played by Helen Mirren.

Most critics, however, say the crime thriller’s plot was “clunky” and “underwhelming,” despite the best efforts from the British acting legends. (“Good Liar” has a Metacritic rating of 54 out of 100 and is listed as 63% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes as of Friday evening.)

New York Times’ Ben Kenigsberg says “the real good liar is whoever convinced Mirren and McKellen to class up such thin and arbitrary material.”

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