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.
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."
We don't have conversations anymore and this is in large part because so many people try to extrapolate the reality in their head onto the whole world. This leads to individuals trying to homogenise others into what they think reality should act like. This film depicts the sad consequence of this, where your 'agenda' trumps everything else. Not a well made film but some interesting scenes w/r/t gender inequality.
It reminds me a lot of last year's "Kill the Messenger," both the good and (ultimately) the bad. Like "Messenger," it has a strong leading performance and raises some good questions about government and media accountability. But, like many political films, its arguments are more emotionally-fueled than logically-sound, and the characters sound like they're reciting an essay instead of actual dialogue.