The Whole Truth Reviews

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.
October 21, 2016
If you want the whole truth, Courtney Hunt's new film is not so bad.
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 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
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.
Top Critic
October 20, 2016
A total disaster that's been hanging around the editing room gathering dust for more than a year, you can't call it deadly because that would imply it's still alive. This one is already dead on arrival.
October 18, 2016
This engaging courtroom drama aces the trick of grounding its ludicrousness in a convincing facsimile of reality.
October 17, 2016
Marked by the legalese and narrative pivots demanded by the genre, but lacking enough verve to offset its familiarity, Courtney Hunt's film returns a verdict of Not Bad.
October 17, 2016
Viewers who've spent any time watching TV courtroom dramas will probably believe they've figured out "The Whole Truth" from practically its opening scene, and despite a few minor twists along the way, chances are, they have.
October 17, 2016
[W]hat might have been a tantalizing whodunit about the less-than-gleaming gears of justice ... is instead a curiously uninvolving exercise in procedure.