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Nothing But the Truth2008

Nothing But the Truth (2008)



Critic Consensus: A well-crafted political thriller, Nothing But the Truth features a strong cast that helps the real-life drama make an effortless transition to the big screen.

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A female newspaper reporter outs a CIA agent and is imprisoned for refusing to reveal her source.

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Kate Beckinsale
as Rachel Armstrong
Matt Dillon
as Patton Dubois
Angela Bassett
as Bonnie Benjamin
Vera Farmiga
as Erica Van Doren
Alan Alda
as Albert Burnside
David Schwimmer
as Ray Armstrong
Courtney B. Vance
as Agent O'Hara
Noah Wyle
as Avril Aaronson
Floyd Abrams
as Judge Hall
Preston Bailey
as Timmy Armstrong
Kristen Bough
as Allison Van Doren
Julie Ann Emery
as Agent Boyd
Michael O'Neill
as CIA Director
Angelica Torn
as Molly Meyers
Rod Lurie
as Larry
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Critic Reviews for Nothing But the Truth

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (25)

... it's interesting to see the story from the viewpoint of a female journalist--one whose capabilities as a mother, a wife and a law-abiding citizen are constantly questioned...

September 12, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A finely-crafted film of people and ideas, of the sort more common before the movie mainstream became a sausage factory.

May 1, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Every once in a while, for reasons as random as a Hollywood executive's taste or an economic meltdown, a perfectly decent movie slips through the cracks, never receives a theatrical release and is relegated to the purgatory called straight-to-DVD.

April 28, 2009

Writer-director Lurie makes dramas that whole-headedly engage ethical quandaries yet dodge easy judgments.

February 6, 2009

In this engrossing political thriller, Kate Beckinsale's focused and sympathetic as the reporter who goes to jail to protect her source, and Vera Farmiga shines in the volatile supporting role of a government operative who loses her family because of her

February 1, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4

Lurie's screenplay is intelligent and thoughtful, with moments of great insight.

December 29, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nothing But the Truth

Really good political thriller! The cast is absolutely fantastic...

Jameson Worley
Jameson Worley

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Nothing but the Truth is a well-crafted, gripping and tense thriller that features fantastic performances from Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga and Alan Alda.

Raymond Wieser
Raymond Wieser

Super Reviewer

A compelling story and strong acting make this a winner. Dillon plays a real son of a bitch.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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