Nothing But the Truth
Nothing But the Truth (2008)

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

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 8, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It's Kate Beckinsale who is fantastic and she is able to hold the strong premise long enough to keep my interest in a politically-charged thriller.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... 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...

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I thought the performances were great, particularly Vera Farmiga.

Henry Northmore
The List

While it won't change the world it certainly deserves to be seen, especially as this is probably Beckinsale's strongest dramatic performance in several years.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

All this plays out in brisk fashion, and the actors, who also include Alan Alda as Rachel's venerable lawyer, mostly seem to be having a high old time.

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Jeremy Heilman

Its surprising focus on motherhood and its strong female protagonist give this story a human interest angle.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Jameson Worley
Really good political thriller! The cast is absolutely fantastic...
Cynthia S.
Excellent star-filled cast. Very thought provoking movie with a surprise ending....I have to say- I didn't see that one coming at all!! I understand the… More
Raymond Wieser
Nothing but the Truth is a well-crafted, gripping and tense thriller that features fantastic performances from Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga and… More
Sajin P A
Kate Beckinsale delivers one of her best performances in this political thriller. She plays the role of a journalist who is imprisoned for not revealing the… More
jay nixon
A compelling story and strong acting make this a winner. Dillon plays a real son of a bitch.
Dean McKenna
It is a beautifully acted, deftly written examination of the tension between freedom of the press and the power of the state. Kate Beckinsale keeps the story… More