The Whole Truth

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The Whole Truth, unfortunately, is that courtroom drama fans have already seen better examples of everything this lazy entry in the genre has to offer.

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A defense attorney (Keanu Reeves) tries to get his teenage client (Gabriel Basso) acquitted for the murder of his father (Jim Belushi).

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All Critics (30) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (21)

  • The film's closing minutes offer some parting pieces of information that upend some previously laid assumptions, but it's a grafted-on coda rather than a well-choreographed gut punch.

    January 1, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Steve Greene

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  • If you want the whole truth, Courtney Hunt's new film is not so bad.

    October 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The script for The Whole Truth is an "airport book," although it contains even less sizzle and grit than most of those.

    October 21, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Trundling along on the drone of Ramsay's pseudo-hardboiled voice-over, "The Whole Truth" plays like an especially claustrophobic courtroom procedural, drably photographed and generically framed.

    October 20, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Instead of building tension, "The Whole Truth" lets it bleed out.

    October 20, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The film's bleached colors and Reeves' trademark woodenness add to its emotional remoteness, though Basso, Zellweger and Belushi create a convincing family in crisis.

    October 20, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Whole Truth

  • Feb 18, 2017
    Slow but never boring as the twists stay right there until the final reveal. Keanu Reeves seems to be sleeping through a role that to be honest seemed like a gap filler until John Wick was ready to kickoff. The filmmaking is a little off and it's a shame as it could've of been one of the sleep VOD to arrive in the market. Good for a night in but a slow burn reveal doesn't assist.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2016
    I actually liked this courtroom drama. It was nothing special and that made it all the more better. It didn't try to be something it wasn't and Keanu Reeves is actually not that bad as a lawyer.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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