The Whole Truth

2016

Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

104
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 32%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 35%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 16965

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Keanu Reeves as Ramsey
Renée Zellweger as Loretta
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Janelle
James Belushi as Boone
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1hr 33 min
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1hr 33 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Littlelep 1 / 10

Bad Writing, Bad Directing, Bad Acting

Just wasted more than an hour of my life watching trash. Kept hoping there would be something to redeem what began with a scene that never would occur in a trial; but it just got worse. I can't say that the plot was not interesting, because the writing and the acting were so bad, I really didn't notice that there was no plot, just an ending that the writer attached a beginning and middle to in order to have a screenplay. The one credible actor was the assistant to the defense attorney, and she disappeared at a time when she could have saved the ending. Worse than bad, this movie never should have seen the light of day.

Reviewed by punisherversion1 3 / 10

The Whole Dud

The Whole Truth: Directed by Courtney Hunt and written by Nicolas Kazan using a pseudonym Rafael Jackson.

Keanu Reeves as a defense lawyer defending a teenager who killed his father and confessed to the crime. He also refuses to talk to his attorney. This makes his job almost impossible. This movie is intentionally deceiving in a lot of ways. The mystery of what actually happened is the entire crux of the movie and it was flimsy to say the least. You know right from the very beginning that the boy didn't kill his dad.

You get the sense that the kid is clearly protecting his mom. His mom is supposed to have been in this horrific abusive long relationship with Jim Belushi's character. It doesn't feel like it though. Renee Zellweger, an Oscar winner for Cold Mountain is just lifeless in this movie. Keanu Reeves has more personality than she does. We all know how limited he is. He's fine in this movie. He also is holding onto a secret.

This movie really hinges on this mystery. It tries to confuse you with different points of view as for how things happened. It doesn't necessarily walk into Rashomon territory but it runs close. It just does not work and the twist comes out of nowhere and doesn't begin to redeem this very lifeless movie. I give this movie a D.

Reviewed by vincentlynch-moonoi 7 / 10

Better than average courtroom drama

Legal cases in court are about winning. But, most films make the mistake of over-hyping the roles of opposing counsel. Usually one lawyer is a scheming wacko who is over the top in his role. Or, if that's not the tack, then the judge is dishonest or wacko. Neither is true here. Both lawyers seem eager to determine the truth, meaning the story is more about the murder than the trial, even though most of the film is spent in the courtroom. I find that refreshing.

In this film, Keanu Reeves is clearly no longer young. He's at best middle aged, and creeping up toward late middle age. In other words, he's 53 and he looks it. His acting here was better than usual. I enjoyed his performance, but then again I usually do. Personally, I think he's an underrated actor, though I would not go so far as to say he is a "great" actor.

And then there's Renée Zellweger. I didn't recognize her. She looks more than her48 years her, and just plain worn out. Although, with this plot, that's appropriate.To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about her performance here.

I used to sorta like James Belushi. Nuff said.

Gabriel Basso, who plays the teen up for murder, does nicely here. I imagine we'll be seeing lots more of him.

The twist at the end (we all knew there had to be one) did surprise me. Not what I was thinking all along. Enjoy it!

Is it a great film? no. But it's quite good, and very serious minded.

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