A Dark Truth (2012)
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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
Jan 4, 2013 Limited
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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.
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.
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.
Pedestrian action scenes that wouldn't be out of place in a direct-to-DVD cheapie.
The film's heart is in exactly the right place, but there's not a brain in its pretty little head.
...never moves beyond a slow jog, even in what should be the most exciting moments.
There are many roads to hell, and A Dark Truth travels the one paved with well-intentioned efforts to wrap complicated social/political issues in genre movie clichés.
This eco-thriller's message is an important one, but there are too many slow-moving scenes and too much screen time with characters just staring at each other.
An interesting baby step toward a larger discussion of the water rights issue, but there's not enough integrity here to savor, with all the violence and cliche drowning out the lasting message of the movie.
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