Nothing But the Truth

2008

Nothing But the Truth

Critics 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.

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

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Cast

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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All Critics (58) | Top Critics (20)

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

    May 1, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Apr 28, 2009
  • Writer-director Lurie makes dramas that whole-headedly engage ethical quandaries yet dodge easy judgments.

    Feb 6, 2009
  • In this engrossing political thriller, Kate Beckinsale's focused and sympathetic as the reporter who goes to jail to protect her source, and Vera Farmiga shines in the volatile supporting role of a government operative who loses her family because of her

    Feb 1, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4

    Thelma Adams

    Us Weekly
    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.

    Dec 22, 2008 | Full Review…
  • I thought the performances were great, particularly Vera Farmiga.

    Dec 22, 2008

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