Nothing But the Truth Reviews

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
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.
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
December 22, 2008
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.
December 22, 2008
I thought the performances were great, particularly Vera Farmiga.
December 19, 2008
All this plays out in brisk fashion, and the actors, who also include Alan Alda as Rachel's venerable lawyer, mostly seem to be having a high old time.
December 19, 2008
Nothing But The Truth operates a lot like Billy Ray's Shattered Glass and Breach, offering up the sort of no-nonsense, meat-and-potatoes docudrama that's in short supply these days.
December 19, 2008
The last-minute switcheroo suggests, perhaps unintentionally, that Rachel is less a martyr to the cause than a schemer looking to cover her tracks.
December 17, 2008
There's a halfway point when the rush of watching the inner machinations of power players turns into the listless predictability of a TV courtroom drama, crossed with the voyeurism of a mild grindhouse prison movie.
December 17, 2008
Lurie has crafted a different kind of thriller, one with a mind and a heart.
December 17, 2008
The sexing up/dumbing down fails to compensate for the gobs of punishingly dull blah-blah about crusading reporters.
December 17, 2008
Though a final, sly revelation stacks the deck a bit, Truth makes a smart, measured case out of a real-life drama that wound up far less heroically.
December 17, 2008
Despite [it being] about a journalist at a powerful newspaper who is jailed for refusing to name her source, Nothing but the Truth has nothing to do with you know what or who.
December 16, 2008
Lurie isn't Larry Cohen, let alone Sam Fuller, but give him points for working the same tradition of engag tabloid filmmaking.
December 10, 2008
Nothing But the Truth has been made with brains, pace, and skill, and with a topical fury that puts it ahead of the curve on its real subject: the withering of freedom in a democracy gone apathetic.
September 30, 2008
This is a meaty, thematically ambitious political potboiler.
September 10, 2008
With her bravura turn in Rod Lurie's engrossing political drama Nothing But The Truth, Kate Beckinsale has staked a strong claim for her first Academy Award nomination.
September 10, 2008
The Rod Lurie film is a typically intelligent if occasionally overwritten political thriller, boasting a powerhouse cast headed by Kate Beckinsale, Vera Farmiga and Alan Alda.
September 9, 2008
The story of a journalist willing to go to prison to defend her right to protect her source on an explosive story, Nothing but the Truth itself resembles a workmanlike piece of journalism motivated by an outraged sense of injustice.