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You Won't Believe The Best Quotes From 'The Good Liar'

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Now is your opportunity to vote for the best The Good Liar quotes. The film is an adult drama, with a hint of mystery at its core. It has a sharply-written screenplay filled with one-liners that hint at something happening beneath the surface. But you'll have to watch the movie to find out exactly what that is.

Helen Mirren plays Betty McLeish, a recent widow who is worth millions of pounds. Con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) knows that she's loaded, so of course, he sets his sights on her. This entails presenting himself as a suitor. The two become close, but then some complications arise that make Roy's intended scam far more difficult than he ever expected. A variety of twists and turns occur that keep the audience guessing as to what's really going on.

The Good Liar was directed by Bill Condon, whose previous credits include Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls, Beauty and the Beast, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2. The screenplay was written by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle. Co-stars in the film are Russell Tovey, Mark Lewis Jones, and Downton Abbey cast member Jim Carter.

Vote up the most memorable The Good Liar quotes from the list below, regardless of which character speaks them.

  • 1

    God And The Devil

    Betty McLeish: You know, it’s very peculiar doing things you’d never imagined. Secrets between you, God, the Devil, and the dead.

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  • 2

    Anticipation Followed By Letdown

    Betty McLeish: Don’t you find it’s always the same?

    Roy Courtnay: You mean the anticipation, followed by the letdown?

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    Roy Courtnay: I tell myself, 'Brace up, this time it will be different.' Which is why I must now confess to you a deception on my part. My name is in fact not Brian, it’s Roy.

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    Going To Take It All

    Vincent: How much do you think she’s worth?

    Roy Courtnay: Nearly three million pounds.

    Vincent: Are you going to take the lot?

    Roy Courtnay: You bloody bet I’m going to take it all.

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