Nothing But the Truth (2008)



Critic Consensus: A well-crafted political thriller, Nothing But the Truth features a strong cast that helps the real-life drama make an effortless transition to the big screen.

Movie Info

A female newspaper reporter outs a CIA agent and is imprisoned for refusing to reveal her source.

Rating: R (for language, some sexual material and a scene of violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Rod Lurie
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 28, 2009
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as Rachel Armstrong

as Patton Dubois

as Bonnie Benjamin

as Erica Van Doren

as Albert Burnside

as Ray Armstrong

as Agent O'Hara

as Avril Aaronson

as Judge Hall

as Timmy Armstrong

as Allison Van Doren

as Agent Boyd

as CIA Director

as Molly Meyers

as Larry
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Critic Reviews for Nothing But the Truth

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (17)

A finely-crafted film of people and ideas, of the sort more common before the movie mainstream became a sausage factory.

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Every once in a while, for reasons as random as a Hollywood executive's taste or an economic meltdown, a perfectly decent movie slips through the cracks, never receives a theatrical release and is relegated to the purgatory called straight-to-DVD.

Full Review… | April 28, 2009
Washington Post
Top Critic

Writer-director Lurie makes dramas that whole-headedly engage ethical quandaries yet dodge easy judgments.

Full Review… | February 6, 2009
Denver Post
Top Critic

It's Kate Beckinsale who is fantastic and she is able to hold the strong premise long enough to keep my interest in a politically-charged thriller.

Full Review… | December 22, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

I thought the performances were great, particularly Vera Farmiga.

Full Review… | December 22, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

While it won't change the world it certainly deserves to be seen, especially as this is probably Beckinsale's strongest dramatic performance in several years.

Full Review… | May 16, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Nothing But the Truth

Really good political thriller! The cast is absolutely fantastic...

Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

Nothing but the Truth is a well-crafted, gripping and tense thriller that features fantastic performances from Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga and Alan Alda.

Raymond Wieser
Raymond Wieser

Super Reviewer

A compelling story and strong acting make this a winner. Dillon plays a real son of a bitch.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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