The Good Liar 0.0 stars

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Looking to avoid spoilers? S/he (either Helen Mirren or Ian McKellen) joins a senior dating service under an assumed name, hoping to track down the person who did them wrong sixty years ago. Said person is also hiding behind an alias. But how did they know to join that particular website and what name to search for? More fog: how did McKellan know that the pigeon they were setting up for a fall was going to crack a Putin joke in front of the Russain investors, thus doubling his take? And that’s just in the first ten minutes. Jeffrey Hatcher’s script, from a novel by Nicholas Searle, has more holes than a Swiss cheese golf course. Director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Parts 1 & 2) is a terrible liar, ill-possessed in spades when it comes to the sleight of hand needed to misdirect the viewer. Truth be told, where this one was headed was tipped in the trailer, give or take a side trip to Berlin to clear up backstory and confirm (or deny) Nazi heritage. Wait for Britbox. 2019.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Friday, December 13

2:35pm

Saturday, December 14

1:05pm

Sunday, December 15

2:35pm

Monday, December 16

2:40pm

Tuesday, December 17

2:40pm

Wednesday, December 18

2:35pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Friday, December 13

2:10pm, 7:55pm

Saturday, December 14

11:30am, 2:10pm, 7:55pm

Sunday, December 15

11:30am, 2:10pm, 7:55pm

Monday, December 16

11:30am, 2:05pm, 4:35pm, 7:05pm, 9:35pm

Tuesday, December 17

11:30am, 2:05pm, 4:35pm, 7:05pm, 9:35pm

Wednesday, December 18

11:30am, 2:05pm, 4:35pm, 7:05pm, 9:35pm

Thursday, December 19

11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm

Comments

SalULloyd Dec. 12, 2019 @ 1:33 p.m.

Sir Ian did a good job playing a convincing heterosexual octogenarian.

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