Truth

2015, Drama, 2h 1m

183 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Truth's terrific cast and compelling message are often enough to overcome its occasionally didactic and facile dramatization of a nuanced real-life tale. Read critic reviews

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Controversy surrounds CBS anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) after the network broadcasts a report about President George W. Bush and his military service.

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  • Nov 24, 2016
    There are a lot of reasons to dislike TRUTH, but because I believe quality journalism is so integral to a fully functioning society I appreciate this film warrants appreciation. Yes, Dan Rather is sancitifief and that's one of the movie's flaws. But, I chose to focus on the film's take that rushed, sloppy journalism is the result of the broadcast industry's zeal for high ratings and profits. just that quality alone makes this film worthy of your attention. But, if you need another reason... Cate Blanchett's portrayal of producer Mary Mapes is superb. She truly is one of this generation's finest actors.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2016
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2016
    Like other similar films such as Fair Game and Spotlight, this is an intelligent political drama full of revealing nuances and centered on an exquisitely-written dialogue, and it benefits from an excellent ensemble cast, especially Cate Blanchett in an outstanding performance.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2016
    Good execution with energetic storytelling but colored with a sort of self-important and self-aggrandizing air, Truth is a lot like the story the film seeks to explore-compelling but flawed. An examination of the "Rathergate" controversy, Truth follows the 60 minutes team in their coverage of then President Bush's national guard record. Though seemingly well sourced and provocative the team spotlighted a number of memos which later became embroiled in questions of authenticity and questionable origins. In a year of strong journalism-themed films, such as the fantastic Spotlight, Truth has its work cut out for it. The acting is strong, to be sure, and features a terrific performance by Cate Blanchett. Some of the performances, however, were notably self-satisfied-especially that of Robert Redford's Dan Rather. His Rather is a blameless and altruistic fellow with no other motivations than the truth-a very suspect notion. This speaks to my larger problem with the film, it has such a strong bias for the 60 Minute team, that there isn't much sense of humility or nuance. No self-blame, no introspection---just outward blame and self-aggrandizement. In this way the film didn't seem so much like a pursuit of the "Truth" than it was more of an apology piece for those involved. This is not to say that the story did not have merit. Had the film made this point and yet acknowledged its faults, that would have been one thing. Yet the film seems incapable of conceding that, and instead becomes bogged down in a host of liberal clichés and indignation. 3/5 Stars
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