A Letter To True
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This film is a collection of the director's favorite images of his dogs, friends, and historical world events.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Weber's mythologising of American loss of innocence (what, again?) and his homilies on world peace play on tired liberal totems like Martin Luther King and John Lennon and sit uncomfortably with an over-arching sense of sentimental nationalism."
‑ Paul Fairclough, Time Out
"This is an elegant junk drawer of a movie, and the junkiest aspect is Weber's wooly-minded sentimentality about his pampered, shampooed, fussed-over pooches, which receive better medical attention than the poor Haitians he briefly frets about."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Fascinating just as a microcosm of one man's personality and life."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"It's as precious and disarming as Weber's films always are, albeit with even more slo-mo shots of wet mutts at the seaside than usual."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"[A] lovely, evocative documentary."
‑ Phoebe Flowers, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"If you don't have a dog waiting for you at home after seeing A Letter to True, you'll want one."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"While Weber's voice-over throughout the film often strains for profundity on subjects such as 9/11 and the Iraq War, he's concise and on point in relating Bogarde and Forwood's love story."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"If this epistolary documentary - voiced aloud with pictures to the photographer/film-maker's favourite pup and co-canines - meandered any more than it does, it could be arrested for vagrancy."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Few film-makers would try anything so definitively personal; Weber doesn't always get away with it, but what emerges here is always interesting. And nicely shot, too."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"Weber is a sly raconteur with great names to drop, and his doggie footage is a kick."
‑ Evan Henerson, Los Angeles Daily News
"What at first glance seem like random episodes involving animals are actually lyrical impressions connected by the idea of unconditional love."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"A collage of everything that's important to Weber. But what's important to a rich, successful photographer/filmmaker with time and money on his hands is not necessarily important to anyone else."
‑ Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
"It remains eminently watchable and there's no doubting the affection Weber feels for his chums, pedigree or otherwise."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"The film, a rambling love-letter to Weber's favourite doggy, True, crudely interweaves the photographer's usual obsessions - tough, shirtless boys and faded Hollywood stars - with meaningless ruminations how, like, war is really bad."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"Like a blog, True is a rambling discourse into the heart and mind of its creator, a series of disassociated musings that aren't intended for a wide audience."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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