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The Truth (A Dark Truth) Reviews

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October 19, 2015
good political actioner/thriller
½ September 17, 2015
This movie reveals details about the way corporate America exploits natural resources in South America and abroad, manipulating everyone with money while disregarding the lives of the local community.
Super Reviewer
½ August 27, 2015
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.
March 1, 2015
I watched the movie and I liked it. The best part of that movie is the content. Even when it is not based on a true story, it happens. Currently, Ecuador is fighting a canadian-american company that made a mess in the jungle. Brazilian aboriginals in the jungle are also disappointed with cutting trees and making a mess with the water they drink from the rivers. So I guess the movie made the point for me.
½ February 17, 2014
The movie jumped around too much. Some great actors but sometimes a bunch of great actors together do not make a great movie. Storyline could have been oscar worthy but somewhere the direction and production went to hell.
½ January 27, 2014
This truth is the same the world over. What to do. I don't know :(
December 11, 2013
This reminds me of Andy Garcia's miserable performance in a war movie a couple of years ago called "Five Days of War." Which was a propaganda movie financed by the government of Georgia to but the Georgian government's spin on their disastrous attempt to start a fight with Russia. In this case the selection of Ecuador as the country in which the government sold off water rights and had it's army shooting civilians was total b.s. Nothing of the sort happened in Ecuador. Ecuador is a strong progressive democracy which kicked the U.S. military out the country--and perhaps is why the producers chose to put Ecuador in a bad (and totally false) light. That b.s. also explains why it was filmed in the Dominican Republic instead of Ecuador.
November 26, 2013
Not All Bad. Probably Would Of Been Better Had It Been Based On True Events..Maybe A Sign Of Things To Come. For Now..It's Just Hyped-Up Hollywood Hogwash.
½ November 16, 2013
A very bad action movie, with a more than preventable plot and with a good cast that doesn't do anything to elevate the level of the movie.
½ September 21, 2013
The only truth that this film should have been investigating is why two of the female characters had really bad plastic surgery. If Deborah Unger and Lara Daans had appeared on the screen during the scenes set in Ecuador you would have swore you were watching a David Attenborough wildlife documentary on baboons.
½ September 1, 2013
Al limite dell'inguardaile
August 22, 2013
Interesting dark, underlying governmental C. I. A twist... Not bad, but not great...
August 11, 2013
A well directed look at the privatization of water. May just be for fans of Garcia, Longoria or Whitaker, it's fun to see them play unexpected roles. B-Movie, sure, but there's an interesting plot good visuals.
July 6, 2013
the women in this movie have had way too much plastic surgery. and the acting is subpar at best.
June 9, 2013
its sad to know if this is happening in real life
June 9, 2013
A heavy and serious subject that is made in a poorly-executed movie. Too bad. One could expect more from a movie played by Andy Garcia, Forest Whitaker, and Eva Longoria.
½ June 8, 2013
A Dark Truth has an interesting concept behind it. The real issue is that the team behind making the movie are completely inept. It's not just Director Damian Lee's script either or his directing but also some atrociously bad acting. Protagonist characters are completely unconvincing and his in general are written to excel at anything they do. One has to wonder why Francisco's ( Forest Whittaker) group even needs saving when he and Eva Longoria spend most of their time gunning down anyone that poses a threat. The action scenes in general are more comical than anything and feel like bland shootouts ripped from a Call of Duty game.

The female actors aside from Eva Longoria are atrocious though. Deborah Kara Unger plays the sister of Kim Coates' character Bruce Swanton. Bruce is essentially trying to cover up all of the dirty secrets that occurred in Ecuador while Morgan wants the truth. It's a noble gesture but her acting is so fucking awful half the time it sounds she's trying to seduce her brother. Who knows, in this mess of a film maybe that was her goal. If there was a bright spot in this entire movie it is Kim Coates though who is most notable as Tig from Sons of Anarchy. He plays the coldhearted and greedy businessman well, however there's also nothing really to the role and his screen time is limited

A Dark Truth is uninteresting , boring , badly acted, predictable , and ridiculous. I do hope someone else attempts to tackle the core subject though as there is potential
½ May 31, 2013
It had a seeming good story. Good actors though.
½ May 27, 2013
I know its not a perfect movie, but it is at least entertaining unlike any other environmental films that we seen through out the years. Sure it carries leftist and right\-wing political cases. But its the actors that make the story work.
May 24, 2013
This one doesn't make it very far
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