Nothing But the Truth Reviews

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November 13, 2019
Intelligently written. Potent performances. Superlative gripping story. A principled film that speaks soberly and passionately about standing up for one's principles; be it a soccer mom, CIA agent or reporter.
August 27, 2019
Writer jailed protecting source; strong language, violence.
September 12, 2017
... it's interesting to see the story from the viewpoint of a female journalist--one whose capabilities as a mother, a wife and a law-abiding citizen are constantly questioned...
May 16, 2013
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.
July 24, 2012
Its surprising focus on motherhood and its strong female protagonist give this story a human interest angle.
September 19, 2010
Proving she can switch the lights on (or at least be guided to them), Kate Beckinsale gives a career-best performance in Rod Lurie's star-studded, substantive rumination on First Amendment attacks and governmental accountability.
January 20, 2010
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May 7, 2009
Should find favor with audiences eager for movies driven by characterization, ideas and the performances of actors whose screen presence offers as much justification for the existence of cinema as any camera trick, flashy montage or special effect.
May 5, 2009
It's hard to put a finger on anything actually wrong with this earnest drama of politics, conscience, and democratic ideals... but it's equally difficult to embrace it enthusiastically, too.
May 5, 2009
Alda's performance is a real stand-out, but all the actors are in fine form, to include Angela Basset, Noah Wyle and David Schwimmer.
May 1, 2009
A finely-crafted film of people and ideas, of the sort more common before the movie mainstream became a sausage factory.
April 28, 2009
Yes, it's inspired by the despicable Bush-Cheney real life CIA outing but Lurie makes it very much his own.
April 28, 2009
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.
April 27, 2009
Most moviegoers know Kate Beckinsale as that gorgeous babe in the skin tight leather pants in Underworld, but you will find a solid leading actress who leads a talented cast in Nothing But The Truth.
March 16, 2009
should bring a deserved burnishing to auteur Lurie's regard in the creative community
February 6, 2009
Writer-director Lurie makes dramas that whole-headedly engage ethical quandaries yet dodge easy judgments.
February 1, 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
January 31, 2009
Sporadically provocative and slightly contrived.
January 9, 2009
It's worth seeking out, standing as Lurie's best film work to date and a gentle reminder that Farmiga and Beckinsale are two talented, tough actresses in it for the long haul.
January 1, 2009
Lurie balances the tragic repercussions of two women drawn into a swirling riptide of political neglect, judicial irresponsibility, and sudden violence.
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