The Whole Truth

2016

Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

72
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 32%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 35%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 9225

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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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Reviewed by Lee Eisenberg ([email protected]) 5 / 10

You'd think that it's a Grisham story, wouldn't you?

While I'll admit that I didn't predict the twist in "The Whole Truth", most of the movie is nothing special. Keanu Reeves plays a lawyer defending a teen charged with murdering his - the teen's - father. The father (Jim Belushi) was an overbearing, abusive jerk. Renee Zellweger plays the mother who's been keeping the father's brutality secret.

I thought that the most interesting scenes were the exchanges between Reeves's character and the other lawyer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and the flashbacks showing what a creep the dad was. Most of the movie seems like other movies that we've seen, especially movies based on John Grisham novels. Zellweger really made a mistake by having her face done. She no longer looks like the same person. Even understanding that ageism is an endemic problem in Hollywood, Zellweger still could've made the choice to keep her natural look. Instead, she opted for a facelift and left herself looking bizarre.

It's not a bad movie, just nothing special.

Reviewed by chicagopoetry 7 / 10

Everyone is lying

The Whole Truth is a courtroom drama. If you're not up for that, then don't watch it. Courtroom dramas take place in a courtroom. If you're not up for a movie that primarily takes place in a courtroom, then don't watch it. If you like courtroom dramas however, this is sure to please. The closest I can compare this to is perhaps Primal Fear. Keanu Reeves plays a defense attorney who is tasked with representing a client (relative of a friend actually) who refuses to speak. The happenings in the courtroom are complimented with speculative flashbacks (could it have happened this way or maybe it happened that way). As things unfold we learn that there is a deeper conspiracy at play that I won't go into because that would spoil it. Suffice it to say, for a movie that was less than two hours long and primarily was shot in one location (the courtroom) I never got bored. This is no work of genius, mind you; it's not A Few Good Men nor is it To Kill A Mockingbird--but it's pretty damn good nevertheless. So if you like courtroom dramas, do check it out.

Reviewed by AudioFileZ 8 / 10

Great Ending Makes It Better

Did you like those old Perry Mason shows? Are you an attorney? If you answered yes to either of those questions it's likely you'll enjoy "The Whole Truth". What this movie does well is slowly reveal the truth, very slowly. In the mean time it shows a kind of love of the law itself. How it can be worked to an unlikely outcome, yet one that has some legs as in "well, I didn't see that coming". To a viewer that is not particularly connected to TV law or isn't even that interested in it, let alone being an attorney, there is still quite a compelling story here. Granted it takes the strangeness of an accused killer attempting to protect someone besides himself. But, who?

As I write this the rating for "The Whole Truth" is hovering around 6.5 and I've got to think it's just a bit low. This film is better and the reason is that it shows a lot about people and the law. Sure, an attorney could love this, but it's more than that. It's about how a pat situation isn't always pat, at least when it comes to a critical mass in court. It's about different party's agendas colliding with something huge at stake. It's about what you think you know, but in reality you don't because it comes down to just a compacted courtroom re-casting of even less. It's a chess game, but one in which there's more than two players. There's at least three and within the three there is some tremendous manipulation. So, whose the master manipulator whose agenda prevailed? And who are the parties that got played? It can't be denied these are fantastic questions. They're woven well too. I was never bored watching this movie even if it moved quite slowly and revealed little to nothing until the final third. This kind of enigmatic progression worked expertly building up to a real "home run" ending where there was a huge turn of events.

Keanu Reeves isn't right for every role. His detached acting skills seemed spot-on here. He played poker with the big boys even though, as actually happens, he lucked into his final courtroom victory. But, as the movie closes the question looms if he was ultimately the played one has to be addressed in ways you wouldn't have seen coming. That's what I call a great ending to an otherwise good courtroom drama. It raised the bar, and the rating.

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