A behind-the-scenes look at news anchor Dan Rather during his final days at CBS News when he broadcast a false report about how President Bush relied on privilege and family connections to avoid fighting in the Vietnam War that cost him and CBS head Mary Mapes their jobs.
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As vibrant as Spotlight in terms of portraying journalists passionate commitment to conduct politically uncomfortable investigations, to reveal truth, to its ultimate consequences. More complex and brilliantly acted. Wonder why it was not as recognized.
Important subject matter and another colossal turn by Cate Blanchett don't quite make up for the pedestrian direction and lawsuit fearing scripting that make up the production. Supporting turns are mostly well cast if under used but Robert Redford is very miscast as Dan Rather here. In stronger directorial hands this could have been much more effective.
Was meant to tell a story, to tell the truth. Then it sadly turned into the classic american drama wannabe, focusing completely on the protagonist rather than on the social and political consequences of the case. Disappointing.
One star for the importance of the story covered (but then again you could really just watch the report itself?) and another one for each of Cate's cheekbones. Also, which terrible action movie filled with emotional moments did the soundtrack originally belong to? That goddess face did not deserve that hair
7/10 Malgré un manque de subtilité dans le traitement de certaines scènes, Truth réussi à livrer les clés de cette enquête très sensible aux multiples rebondissements qui a brisé la carrière de Dan Rather et Mary Mapes. Chronique complète à lire sur Citazine http://www.citazine.fr/article/truth-charge-de-preuve
Although the rhythm of this film is quite odd (specially in the "journalist working table" scenes) it brings tons of interesting questions about journalism and its deep implications. The cinematography is truly good and the cast is, to say the least, impecable. A must.
If you're gonna look for answers, you won't exactly find it here. Although it is entitled “Truth”, you barely get the answer you need. And I'm not gonna rate it on that. I actually liked the film, and I'm going to reserve my investigative endeavors likely on a documentary about the subject. I would however want to say how good the actors were, and how fairly entertaining this was. And seriously, YOU CAN GO "F.E.A."