Nothing but the Truth

Nothing but the Truth

DVD - 2009 | Widescreen version
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A volatile story about a Washington, D.C. political reporter who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. Unexpectedly finding herself behind bars, she struggles to maintain her principles and relationship with her family when she refuses to divulge her source. Inspired by true events.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD NOT DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781435962668


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A small film with great performances by a strong cast gets lost in the DVD shuffle. But, please, seek this one out! Loosely based on the true tale of a Washington political reporter, the script perfectly captures the right tone--not too weepy or too harpy--which could have easily been done here. ... Read More »

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Jan 27, 2021

Good plot. Great twist at the end.

Dec 24, 2020

The first thing I noticed in this film is the cinematography. It was awful. Lots of facial close-ups and some three quarter facial close-ups. There was one close-up from behind the head of the female reporter. Just plain terrible. Fortunately I didn't eject the DVD. Beckinsale played a reporter with guts. She wasn't going to give up her source no matter what they threw at her. Some people can keep a secret, and some people are blabbermouths. She was the former; a rare gem which made the viewer root for her. It sure held my interest.

Oct 03, 2017

Written and directed by Rod Lurie and released in 2008, this 107-minute drama tells the story of a mentally-struggling political reporter.
The film is inspired by the real case of journalist Judith Miller, who in July 2005 was jailed for contempt of court for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury investigating a leak naming Valerie Plame as a covert CIA operative.
It turns out to be a well-crafted political thriller, in which major actors perform powerfully, grippingly and brilliantly.
The director respects the intelligence of the audience.
The movie contains real drama and creates real suspense, and it has a point to make.

Jul 08, 2015

All I would say about the movie is "Great!"

Jun 18, 2015

Good movie. I would recommend this movie. Makes a person think about principals and standing up for what you believe in.

Feb 01, 2015

Rated 5/10.

emerald2pac Apr 07, 2013

Horrible movie just horrible great cast though. That didn't save it one bit. The movie was boring and a waste of time to watch. Spoiler alert the source was the C.I.A. agents daughter. The reporter went to jail for a year and then prison for 2 years all not to give up her source. Who was a 8 or 9 year old little girl. In the meantime she looses her son and husband. Just skip it believe me so beyond disappointed I watched this. You're welcome in advance.

btmslt Dec 12, 2012

Until the very end this film seemed exceedingly predictable.

Nov 22, 2012

Good movie. The idea is just like "Fair Game" (2011), but the events are shown from a perspective of a journalist.

Sep 21, 2012

Rather powerful film, kind of the flip side of "Fair Game." Good acting in parts, but a point is somehow lacking ...

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