A Dark Truth
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Andy Garcia plays a former CIA operative turned political talk show host, who is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village. When he arrives, he is plunged into a violent and chaotic situation, with the military cracking down on a group of protesters led by a pair of activists (Eva Longoria and Forrest Whitaker). The ever-increasing depletion of earth's natural resource of water serves as the backdrop for this tense environmental thriller. (c) Magnolia

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lightweight flick about a heavy-duty subject, A Dark Truth plays like a TV movie back in the days when TV wasn't worth watching."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A self-serious eco-thriller assembled with a competent but heavy hand."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"...never moves beyond a slow jog, even in what should be the most exciting moments."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Yahoo! Movies
"Generic thriller has plenty of dead bodies, few surprises."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"For all the attempted intrigue and mayhem, the film is dullsville, mired by a poky script, unremarkable action and, the hard-working Garcia aside, uninspired performances."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Pedestrian action scenes that wouldn't be out of place in a direct-to-DVD cheapie."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"There are many roads to hell, and A Dark Truth travels the one paved with well-intentioned efforts to wrap complicated social/political issues in genre movie clichés."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"An interesting baby step toward a larger discussion of the water rights issue, but there's not enough integrity here to savor, with all the violence and cliche drowning out the lasting message of the movie."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"A slog of a thriller that tries for relevance with an environmental message, A Dark Truth's biggest mystery is how so many "name" actors ended up in this torpid turkey."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"The film's heart is in exactly the right place, but there's not a brain in its pretty little head."
‑ Chris Packham, Village Voice
"This eco-thriller's message is an important one, but there are too many slow-moving scenes and too much screen time with characters just staring at each other."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A Dark Truth is one of those unfortunate projects whose component parts are immediately at odds with one another."
‑ Michael Nordine, Slant Magazine
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