The Whole Truth Reviews

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October 3, 2019
The only real anomalistic quality to Courtney Hunt's long awaited sophomore feature The Whole Truth is why she chose to undertake this derivatively formulated courtroom drama in the first place.
November 16, 2018
In this current post-John Wick phase of his career, Keanu is giving off a little gravitas (and the odd sly aside at his own expense) that was never evident before.
November 1, 2018
Courtney Hunt's film is minor in scale but remains entertaining and modestly engaging throughout, and though it lingers a bit too long on its big reveal it never overstays its welcome.
October 19, 2018
We can tell the kind of movie The Whole Truth wants to be - Southern noir, full of cynicism and sorrow. Here, ambition outstrips achievement.
January 1, 2017
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.
November 23, 2016
When the whole truth arrives in the final act, viewers will find it hard to care.
October 22, 2016
There is some good acting here but I think the script done them wrong.
October 21, 2016
Some interesting work (particularly from Renee Zellweger and James Belushi) is marred by some lazy narrative devices, specifically the constant voice-over narration.
October 21, 2016
Keanu Reeves effectively anchors The Whole Truth, but a capable cast can only do so much to keep the lingering mystery afloat before logic weighs it down.
October 21, 2016
Perry Mason could have easily spotted the holes in the testimony of this lackluster courtroom thriller.
October 21, 2016
If you want the whole truth, Courtney Hunt's new film is not so bad.
October 21, 2016
Tense courtroom drama has violence, sex, language.
October 21, 2016
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
There's nothing monumental at play in The Whole Truth, but it's not entirely without merit, satisfying on the same level one would digest a grocery store paperback.
October 20, 2016
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
Instead of building tension, "The Whole Truth" lets it bleed out.
October 20, 2016
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
Compelling, supported by an unusual cast, but Hunt doesn't bring grit to this mainstream event, which gradually evolves into Grisham-esque nonsense.
October 20, 2016
The movie tips its hand just a little too much a little too often, which takes what could be an exceptionally satisfying thriller and turns it into an acceptable one.
October 20, 2016
Usually, with a movie as mundane as The Whole Truth, it's tempting to say that a better cast and crew would've made something more special. But on paper, this film had the goods.
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