The Good Liar

2019 film by Bill Condon

The Good Liar is a 2019 American crime thriller movie directed and produced by Bill Condon and written by Jeffrey Hatcher. It is based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Searle.

The Good Liar
Directed byBill Condon
Produced by
  • Bill Condon
  • Greg Yolen
Screenplay byJeffrey Hatcher
Based onThe Good Liar
by Nicholas Searle
Music byCarter Burwell[1]
CinematographyTobias A. Schliessler
Edited byVirginia Katz
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • November 8, 2019 (2019-11-08) (United Kingdom)
  • November 15, 2019 (2019-11-15) (United States)
Running time
109 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$10 million[3]
Box office$33.8 million[3][4]

It stars Ian McKellen as a career con artist who meets a rich widow (Helen Mirren) online, and then discovers that his plan to steal her fortune has some surprising difficulty.

The movie was released in the United States on November 15, 2019. It received mixed reviews from critics and made $33 million on a budget of $10 million.


  1. "Carter Burwell to Score Bill Condon's 'The Good Liar' | Film Music Reporter". Film Music Reporter. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. "THE GOOD LIAR". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Good Liar". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  4. "The Good Liar (2019)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved February 5, 2020.