Nothing but the Truth

2008, Drama, 1h 47m

60 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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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. Read critic reviews

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When reporter Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor (Matt Dillon) and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside (Alan Alda) argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cast & Crew

Kate Beckinsale
Rachel Armstrong
Matt Dillon
Patton Dubois
Angela Bassett
Bonnie Benjamin
Vera Farmiga
Erica Van Doren
Alan Alda
Albert Burnside
David Schwimmer
Ray Armstrong
Noah Wyle
Avril Aaronson
Floyd Abrams
Judge Hall
Preston Bailey
Timmy Armstrong
Kristen Bough
Allison Van Doren
Rod Lurie
Director
Rod Lurie
Screenwriter
Bob Yari
Producer
Dennis Brown
Executive Producer
David Glasser
Executive Producer
William J. Immerman
Executive Producer
James Spies
Executive Producer
Alik Sakharov
Cinematographer
Eloise Stammerjohn
Production Design
Sarah Boyd
Film Editor
Lynn Falconer
Costume Designer
Larry Groupé
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Critic Reviews for Nothing but the Truth

Audience Reviews for Nothing but the Truth

  • May 04, 2021
    Nothing but the Truth was a bit of a shock to watch and it wasn't until after reading the reviews I found the true life connections. This is a harrowing idea and one that is based on real situations. It's a tough story to watch was the media is squashed by the government to ensure free press is not granted the protection it should for the people. The film would've worked better if it had used a longer length to better explore the motivations of its characters. I found the weaker aspects of the story were the support characters that enter and exit each scene. They could've adopted a structure like Traffic and ensured the central character was surrounding by added depth for the duration of this films timeline. The ending is a bit disappointing and I felt it eliminated some of the sting of the film. Consider in real life the journalist flipped to reveal her source. The message here is a little undone by that conclusion. There's some interesting story beats here and it's worthy of checking out if you linger on it long enough. 03/05/2021
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2020
    The studio behind this 2008 film went bankrupt and so this film never got the theatrical release it deserved. It's another well told political drama by Rod Lurie who did the Joan Allen movie The Contender eight years earlier. Excellent performances by all the leads and a tightly told story.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • 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

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