Nothing But the Truth


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.


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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Critic Reviews for Nothing But the Truth

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (48) | Rotten (11)

  • 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

Audience Reviews for Nothing But the Truth

  • Feb 11, 2016
    A story about an incredibly brave and strong woman treated unbelievably unfairly by those in power -- she is an admirable journalist who demonstrates principled integrity, and the film shows the cost of keeping those principles in the face of tyranny. A story worth telling. Very great performance by Kate Beckinsale.
    Kyle M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2011
    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 W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2011
    I am shocked that this film was not nominated for any Oscars the year it came out. The film is really good. The film is well cast and everyone delivers. I definitely recommend this film.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 18, 2011
    Excellent star-filled cast. Very thought provoking movie with a surprise ending....I have to say- I didn't see that one coming at all!! I understand the reason behind her decision (and everyone who sees this movie will also), but how we react to her decision is what makes this a good movie. Kudos to the writer of this one!
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer

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