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Nothing But the Truth Review

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2.0

Dave White Profile

...streamlined and stripped of complication Read full review

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  • 4.0
    64

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Lurie spins off into invention like a "Law & Order" writer on deadline, scrambling the issues so thoroughly it's no longer clear what, if anything, the movie is meant to address.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Nothing but the Truth has nothing much at all to do with the historical record, which wouldn't be bad if it offered something persuasive and worthwhile in return, like a reckoning of journalism and its abuses.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    In the spirit of its title, Nothing but the Truth pivots on a plot twist that's both good and fair. And kudos to the ever-earnest Beckinsale for surviving a prison brawl as splatterific as anything Mickey Rourke had to endure in "The Wrestler."

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Competently constructed and nicely acted by Kate Beckinsale and Vera Farmiga.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    A typically intelligent if occasionally overwritten political thriller, boasting a powerhouse cast.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Lurie hits closer to the bone here than he did in his ham-handed "The Contender" (2000).

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