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A Dark Truth (2012)

The Truth (original title)
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A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village.

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Alfredo Álvarez Calderón ...
General Aguila (as Alfredo Alvarez-Calderon)
Josh Bainbridge ...
Mattie
Danielle Baker ...
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Tony Green
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Sarah Bryant ...
Robert Johnson's Assistant
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Baddie #1
Rod Carley ...
Cop
Colby Chartrand ...
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Clive Bell
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Bruce Swinton
Jorge Contreras ...
Neck Slit Villager
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Elias Caamaño Perez ...
Assaulting soldier (as Elias Caamano)
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A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village.

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Escape the jungle. Expose the truth.

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Rated R for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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29 November 2012 (USA)  »

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A Dark Truth  »

Box Office

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$630 (USA) (4 January 2013)

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$5,750 (USA) (25 January 2013)
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During the shooting on Front Street it started with daylight and the scene ended at night time. See more »

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[last lines]
Jack Begosian: [on the air] At the end of the day all we can do is search for the truth, learn from it, and mostly importantly, defend it. So on behalf of myself, and Francisco Francis, I am Jack Begosian. And you're listening to The Truth. Goodnight, and have a good day.
Jack Begosian: [off the air] And myself, I'm going home. And that's a good place to start.
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A tad disappointing...
22 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I generally agree with other reviews of this film in terms of weak writing and lugubrious direction. I am rating it higher primarily because it actually has real actors in the cast, hence you can watch it without having a gag-reflex. Also, the cinematography was better than average in this genre.

While there was nothing original in the plot structure, the moral ambiguity expressed through several key characters was somewhat refreshing...though, not fully resolved.

Sadly, the fine actor, Andy Garcia, is not properly exploited in this film. He comes across less than fully dimensional. The director went to a gold mine and barely got silver.

In the end, not a waste of the viewer's time, but more an appetizer than an entrée.


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