Nothing But the Truth (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.more
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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Kate Beckinsale
as Rachel Armstrong
Matt Dillon
as Patton Dubois
Angela Bassett
as Bonnie Benjamin
Vera Farmiga
as Erica Van Doren
Alan Alda
as Albert Burnside
David Schwimmer
as Ray Armstrong
Courtney B. Vance
as Agent O'Hara
Noah Wyle
as Avril Aaronson
Floyd Abrams
as Judge Hall
Preston Bailey
as Timmy Armstrong
Kristen Bough
as Allison Van Doren
Julie Ann Emery
as Agent Boyd
Michael O'Neill
as CIA Director
Angelica Torn
as Molly Meyers
Rod Lurie
as Larry
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News & Interviews for Nothing But the Truth

Critic Reviews for Nothing But the Truth

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (18)

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
The List

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

Nothing But the Truth Quotes

Albert Burnside: Some time ago, I began to feel the personal human digression on Rachel Armstrong. And I told her that I was there to represent her and not her principle. And it was not until I met her that I realized that with great people there's no difference between principle and the person.
– Submitted by Ryan B (3 years ago)
Erica Van Doren: I know you can't tell me who your source is. I respect that, okay? I know about keeping secrets.
– Submitted by Sami A (4 years ago)
Albert Burnside: Sometimes a mistake is like wearing white after Labour Day, and sometimes a mistake is invading Russia in winter!
– Submitted by Alexandar T (4 years ago)
Albert Burnside: A man can live a good life, be honorable, give to charity, but in the end, the number of people who come to his funeral is generally dependent on the weather.
– Submitted by Igor M (4 years ago)

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