Based on 98 votes and 37 reviews
Exceptional acting & wonderful suspense. Helen Mirren is always convincing & talented. Ian McKellen is a wonderful foil to her character.
An entertaining mystery story, with a heroine, especially appealing for women. The story strains credulity, but is competently presented. It was suspenseful for the most part. Worth seeing once.
Great acting from two established pros .. Story has lots of twists to keep you guessing
Early on, I suspected that both lead actors were engaging in lying (but the German slant I never saw coming)! The film captivated my interest throughout.
Well done!! Great acting and good plot!! Didn't expect the twist! We really enjoyed it!!
It moved slow and i would've liked to have seen more twists instead of one toward the end.
Ahhhhhh quality acting at last. Refreshing to watch actors actually acting. Still. No school like the old school. Mirren and Mckellen were absolutely fantastic together.
The pacing was fantastic, the characters consistent throughout the movie, the plot was a wonderful mystery that slowly and methodically unfolded. A truly mesmerizing movie!!
Mirren and McKellen are excellent.
Suspenseful, very well acted, somewhat of a surprise ending. We both really enjoyed this movie.
Hmmm...not entirely sure how to rate this. Acting was excellent. I predicted the plot, but then there were some twists that were somewhat surprising but also disturbing. Not a feel good movie, but an interesting one.
Loved the performances of all the characters. Twists and turns kept you guessing what might happen. Bravo!
Very good movie - I didn't see that coming.
I enjoyed watching this movie. Ms. Mirren was excellent. I liked the twists. It was nice to see once again Hollywood putting out movies showing blended families. The other most recent movie I saw showing a blended family (Last Christmas) was also set in England.
This movie kept me guessing. I knew something was up, but there were surprising twists and turns. Enjoyed it.
Always find Helen Mirren to be excellent. McKellen was ok. I was expecting a bit more - found the plot to be very predictable. Enjoyed and would recommend.
Kept me interested through the entire movie. Also love Helen Mirren.
Such great fun watching the twists and turns. Interesting reality of World War II scene showing jealousy, greed, and revenge in the end. Even if you guess the end, a great entertaining way to spend a few hours with real actors instead of something generated by computers. Outstanding !
Great pairing of McKellen and Mirren . A nice twisty thriller , a little predictable but entertaining otherwise . Was not expecting how it ended with a nice little twist.
2 brilliant actors in a complicated sad movie. Enjoyed it !
Good movie or Boomers, mystery, historical type thriller, Mirren is always 5 stars!
Ridiculous plot, a predictable twist, and dare I say bad acting? A perfect example of a movie that promises to be good, based on the past successes of stars that we know and love. The Good Lie was the movie trailer that got me to purchase a ticket and sit through something much worse than advertised.
Excellent actors and excellent story line!
Great movie! Great twists! Great acting! Worth watching.
great acting. Wonderful plot twists.
excellent cast very well done nice to see these two great actors on screen together
The movie was a great mystery full of twists and turns. Five friends went to see the movie and we all loved it.
The movie was very good: interesting, good plot, intriguing and suspenseful. We thoroughly enjoyed this movie if you enjoy suspense movies.
Justice was served. The was a bit surprising but satisfactory
Decent movie. Not star material but not bad compared to all the other movies out there.
Screenplay, Direction & Performances
taut with character tension, and an unforgiving ending.
ending wasn't the best. Prior to that, very good movie
Very enjoyable movie with some interesting twists. Loved the online dating scenes at the beginning, very true to life. The movie keeps your attention with no periods where you're tapping your toes wondering when something is going to happen. I highly recommend it.
The best movie we have seen in a long time. Don't miss it. Such a great story.
Very good acting and entertaining, drawing your attention from beginning to the end. Worthwhile to watch.