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83
Lurie hits closer to the bone here than he did in his ham-handed "The Contender" (2000).
80
The Hollywood Reporter
A typically intelligent if occasionally overwritten political thriller, boasting a powerhouse cast.
80
It is a rock-solid entertainment, made by adults, starring adults, and intended for adults.
75
Lurie has crafted a different kind of thriller, one with a mind and a heart.
70
Competently constructed and nicely acted by Kate Beckinsale and Vera Farmiga.
70
In the spirit of its title, Nothing but the Truth pivots on a plot twist that's both good and fair. And kudos to the ever-earnest Beckinsale for surviving a prison brawl as splatterific as anything Mickey Rourke had to endure in "The Wrestler."
60
A fairly gripping cautionary tale.
50
The New York Times
Nothing but the Truth has nothing much at all to do with the historical record, which wouldn't be bad if it offered something persuasive and worthwhile in return, like a reckoning of journalism and its abuses.
40
Lurie spins off into invention like a "Law & Order" writer on deadline, scrambling the issues so thoroughly it's no longer clear what, if anything, the movie is meant to address.
38
Nothing But the Truth is like listening to the fourth-best debater in middle school present a term paper called "Politics, Power and the Media."

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