True Colors (1991)
Two old law-school buddies find themselves on opposing sides of ethical beliefs when one is a manipulative politician and the other an attorney for the Justice Department who soon becomes aware of his friend's dealings and is motivated to take action.
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Critic Reviews for True Colors
True Colors apparently thinks it is exposing the values of the greedy 1980's. Yet its own understanding of moral conduct is warped.
While it aspires to lofty heights, it never really goes much beyond the rules of behavior prescribed by the Boy Scout Handbook.
Requires more than the willing suspension of disbelief; it demands a willful abandonment of incredulity.
The painstakingly obvious screenplay by Kevin Wade (Working Girl) plays like an eighth-grade civics primer: ethics and morality are good, greed and corruption are bad.
Diverting political melodrama, but shouldn't Cusack and Spader have switched roles?
A case study of the dire effects of an individual's lack of ethical standards.
Audience Reviews for True Colors
This movie has three of my favourite actors: Cusack, Spader, and Widmark. But I only got to see the second half of it on TV one day. It's full of political stuff I don't understand and don't care for, but like I said, I didn't get to see the whole of it. From what I saw it's not that good, but I did like seeing three of my favourite stars in a movie together.More
John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin, Richard Widmark
DIRECTED BY: Herbert Ross
Best friends from law school to election night, their friendship is sorely tested when one learns of another's betrayal.
It was a good movie with great performances from Cusack and Spader. At times I found myself thinking that the roles should be switched around. So use to seeing Spader playing the -excuse the language- asshole, and Cusack playing the good guy. But in the end it worked. It got a little boring at times and seemed to drag a bit in the middle, but the ending was where it got really interesting. Especially the play-out of there friendship. So it's well worth the watch. Or you can watch it for the simple fact that I did. I am a fan of both the leads and it was good seeing them in a movie together.
I was really impressed with how good the acting was in this. James Spader and John Cusack really worked well together. I can't believe Cusack actually pulled off being a villain, I always saw him as the nice guy, but he really did well. James Spader also did well as usual, but also a different character than i'm used to with him.More
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