Nothing But the Truth

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"Don't Reveal the Source."
  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 7.1  (39,553)
  • 64

Nothing But the Truth is a political thriller released in 2008, directed by Rod Lurie and starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, and Vera Farmiga. The film revolves around the relationship between a journalist, Rachel Armstrong (played by Kate Beckinsale), and a government agent, Eric Quayle (played by Vera Farmiga). Rachel is a journalist for The Capital Sun-Times, a fictional Washington, D.C., newspaper, and is tasked with writing an exposé on a controversial CIA agent, Erica Van Doren (played by Vera Farmiga), who she believes has been involved in the murder of a group of Latin American civilians.

Despite the risk of imprisonment for contempt of court, Rachel refuses to reveal her source for the story in order to protect their identity. She is then jailed on charges of contempt of court but remains steadfast in her refusal to reveal her source. As a result, Rachel's career, marriage, and even her freedom are put on the line.

Meanwhile, Eric Quayle is the lead prosecutor in charge of the case against Rachel. He is determined to get her to reveal her source and is willing to go to any lengths to make it happen. On the surface, Eric and Rachel share an uneasy relationship but it becomes increasingly clear that their relationship is much more complex than it appears.

As the legal battle intensifies and the stakes get higher, the tension between Rachel and Eric deepens. They both find themselves trapped in a complex web of secrets and lies that threaten to unravel everything they hold dear. The pressure builds as they are forced to confront their own demons, and the audience is left to wonder who, if anyone, will win the ultimate battle.

The film's plot explores themes of integrity, trust, and the price of speaking truth to power. At its core, Nothing But the Truth is a story of a woman's determination to do the right thing, even when it means putting everything she has on the line.

Alongside Kate Beckinsale and Vera Farmiga, Matt Dillon delivers an outstanding performance as the prosecutor Eric Quayle. He portrays the character's arrogance, ambition, and vulnerability with nuance and subtlety, creating a multi-dimensional antagonist that is impossible to hate completely.

The film's tight direction and engaging plot keep the audience on edge from start to finish, while the performances from the lead actors lend an emotional depth to the story that goes beyond a typical courtroom drama.

In conclusion, Nothing But the Truth is a taut and engaging political thriller that explores the limits of personal integrity and the cost of telling the truth. Kate Beckinsale, Vera Farmiga, and Matt Dillon deliver outstanding performances that make this film a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Nothing But the Truth is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 64.

Nothing But the Truth
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    7.1  (39,553)
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