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The Truth (A Dark Truth) (2013)

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Andy Garcia plays a former CIA operative turned political talk show host, who is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village. When he arrives, he is plunged into a violent and chaotic situation, with the military cracking down on a group of protesters led by a pair of activists (Eva Longoria and Forrest Whitaker). The ever-increasing depletion of earth's natural resource of water serves as the backdrop for this tense environmental thriller. (c) Magnoliamore
Rating: R (for violence and disturrbing images)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Damian Lee
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 5, 2013
Box Office: $5.8k
Runtime:
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site

Cast

Andy Garcia
as Jack Begosian
Forest Whitaker
as Francisco Francis
Eva Longoria
as Mia Francis
Deborah Kara Unger
as Morgan Swinton
Kim Coates
as Bruce Swinton
Kevin Durand
as Torrance Mashinter
Steven Bauer
as Tony Green
Lara Daans
as Karen Begosian
Danielle Baker
as Reporter #2
Sarah Bryant
as Robert Johnson's Ass...
Elias Caamano
as Assaulting Soldier
Clint Carleton
as Baddie #1
Colby Chartrand
as Baddie #5
Eugene Clark
as Clive Bell
Jorge Contreras
as Neck Slit Villager
Peter DaCunha
as Jason Begosian
Drew Davis
as Jesus Francis
Millie Davis
as Saber Francis
Solly Duran
as Plantain Girl
Lucky Ejim
as Mobata
David Ferry
as CIA Lawyer
Joel Harris
as Baddie #3
Arcadia Kendal
as Brooke Swinton
Claudette Lali
as Renaldo's Mother
Allegra Fulton
as Renaldo's Mom
Damian Lee
as Robert Johnson
Steve Lucescu
as Baddie #6
Debra Mark
as Female newscaster
Daryl Patchett
as Baddie #4
Simon Reynolds
as Tom Delmonte
Dionis Rufino
as Beating Man
Al Sapienza
as Doug Calder
Jorge Contreras
as Neck Slit Villager
Lucky Ejim
as Mobata
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Critic Reviews for The Truth (A Dark Truth)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

A lightweight flick about a heavy-duty subject, A Dark Truth plays like a TV movie back in the days when TV wasn't worth watching.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

For all the attempted intrigue and mayhem, the film is dullsville, mired by a poky script, unremarkable action and, the hard-working Garcia aside, uninspired performances.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A slog of a thriller that tries for relevance with an environmental message, A Dark Truth's biggest mystery is how so many "name" actors ended up in this torpid turkey.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A self-serious eco-thriller assembled with a competent but heavy hand.

Full Review… | January 4, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

Pedestrian action scenes that wouldn't be out of place in a direct-to-DVD cheapie.

Full Review… | January 3, 2013
TheWrap
Top Critic

The film's heart is in exactly the right place, but there's not a brain in its pretty little head.

Full Review… | January 2, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Truth (A Dark Truth)

½

Imagine talking to Martin Sheen for an hour. Oy vey. Well,that's how this liberal-intentions-and-heart-on-its-sleeve action pic plays out as a super big corporation ruthlessly slaughters a village to secure the water rights. Whitaker and Longoria play a Greenpeace activists on the scene who know the truth the coporation is trying to hide, Garcia is a reporter trying to find out what the truth is, and it takes so long to get to the action that you won't care how right (or how Left) anyone is. Wait for a rainy day.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

"When you can't affect change from within, I mean positive change, you have an obligation if you're at all conscious to get out and try other things." Jack Begosian (Garcia) is a former CIA operative who is now a talk show host talking about important issues. Bruce Swinton (Coates) is the head of a large corporation who has just found out about a huge problem with his company and a local African community. When his sister wants him to tell the truth he fights her and she hires Jack to go in and expose what is going on in the country. This is a very important movie that should be seen by more people then will actually see it. Very engrossing and informative and worth seeing. The only real problem I have is that it plays almost more like a Dateline or 60 Minutes type story then a movie. I'm not saying that that is a bad thing but that's what I was reminded of. The acting is great and I recommend this but be ready for this type of movie. Overall, a very important movie that may have the possibility to change things.. 5 stars 4-22-13

bbcfloridabound
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

A sharp, sophisticated, rich in character and smart action-thriller. An intelligent and suspenseful nail-biter that grabs you and does not want to let you go. It`s crisp and thrilling entertainment. It packs a full-clip of engaging drama, great character-development and explosive action. A swift. well-crafted and sensational movie. Its great stuff, it has a message and manages to be very entertaining. I really enjoyed it. An insightful, in depth and truly engaging movie. An extreamly gripping and emotionally compelling piece of work. A must-see. It has a great all-star cast. Andy Garcia gives a gritty and excellent performance. Forest Whitaker gives an remarkable and utterly riveting performance. Garcia and Whitaker are outstanding together. Kevin Durand is terrific. Deborah Kara Unger and Kim Coates are fantastic.

allan913
Al S

Super Reviewer

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