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Plot: Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
Runtime: 125 mins Release Date: 30 Oct 2015
This is a terrific movie. Don't listen to people with an agenda who want to steer you away from this story. Excellent in every category. They don't make 'em like this very often any more. Yet of Redford's last 6 features, at least 3 are hard-hitting, honest dramas--this one, plus All Is Lost and Lions for Lambs. I have tremendous respect for his work. Blanchett is one of the best actors working now. Entire supporting cast is first rate, and I want to mention Rachael Blake and Andrew McFarlane as turning in superb work. The only thing that surprised me about the script was that <more>
Killian's secretary was left out of the story, and she confirmed that the content of the Killian memos was exactly as she remembered them--she agreed the typeface didn't look authentic to her, but the content was precisely what she typed for Killian. I remember because I saw the original 60 Minutes II broadcasts. Rather is a giant in journalism, and I still watch the CBS Evening News. It's still good, but at one time, CBS News was the finest news-gathering organization in the world.
Adding to my long list of favorite movies. (by thegirlwhosellsyoupopcorn)
Despite getting pretty crappy reviews and leaving the theater I work at in about a week without bringing in many customers I loved Truth. It is fascinating as a political commentary on journalism, the mistrust certain people have of feminists and liberals with the "bias", and the responsibility of reporters and sources to give accurate information. After seeing this movie I believe that no matter your thoughts on Dan Rather, Mary Mapes, or George Bush you will think this movie tells a great story. The question remains, were those documents false? Were they real? Does it matter? This <more>
movie doesn't care if they were real or fake, regardless they caused many problems in the lives of the journalists who reported this story. The actors do a great job. I was especially impressed with the performance of Topher Grace whose character Mike Smith is funny and relatable. "I'm eating ramen three meals a day," talk about truth! This movie is being bashed as propaganda by Bush supporters, most of whom, I assume haven't actually seen the film. I am adding Truth to my favorite movies. I am giving it a ten out of ten and wholeheartedly recommend it. Please note that this is a reflection of my personal opinion, not paid for or influenced by any company affiliated with the movie Truth and that, while I am a proud employee of a national movie theater chain the views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine and not necessarily a reflection of the company where I work. This review originally appeared on my blog.
A good and truthful movie, Kate is wonderful (by willwardnyc)
This movie is based on true events. How CBS caved in to the George Bush administration in 2004 to discredit a true news story. A major plot point hinges on the fact that rich and "connected" sons of influential Texans were allowed to enter the National Guard rather than be drafted and serve in Vietnam. CBS's internal investigators said it couldn't be proved. I know it's true because I served in the National Guard in another state and there were several people who got placed there because of "favors." and connections. Kate Blanchett is really good and totally <more>
believable as are the other characters. Maybe there is not so much action as ideas and conversation. But the movie rings very true and deserves to be seen.
Truth is a thoughtful, subtle, quietly powerful movie - something you don't see much of these days. Yes, it's about the rights of wrongs of a journalistic investigation, part All The President's Men, part Shattered Glass. But it is also charts what has happened to news in recent decades, in particular how it has become a game of "Gotcha!", as the real issues, arguments and truths get lost in superficialities that better lend themselves to headlines and 30-second grabs, and how the news agenda is buffeted by politics, corporate demands and entertainment values. The films <more>
chief assets are a smart, snappy screenplay and an another astoundingly nuanced performance by Cate Blanchett. If she had not won an Oscar nomination for her riveting performance in Carol, then she should surely have been nominated for Truth.
This is just a great movie and reminded me of All The President's Men. I highly recommend this. Tense and anger inducing. (by cosmo_tiger)
"You're supposed to put yourself out, seek the truth, and take what comes from it." During the election of 2004, 60 minutes producer, Mary Mapes Blanchett uncovers a story saying that President Bush went AWOL from the national guard for a year. Thinking she has enough evidence and enough verification Dan Rather Redford reports it to the world. Almost immediately the report is called into question and the careers of everyone involved are in jeopardy. This movie hits all the right notes for me is is a true story, it's political and historical. I was looking forward to this <more>
movie, and was not disappointed at all. I knew most of the story that took place, but this movie deals with the behind the scenes events that no one knew about. Regardless of your political beliefs this is a hard movie to ignore the facts of. I'm not talking about the facts of the report, but the events and the "witch hunt" that essentially took place. For example, none of the events were investigated but the font of the letters were. This is just a great movie and reminded me of All The President's Men. I highly recommend this. Overall, tense and anger inducing. A movie I highly recommend. I give this an A.
"Truth" covers a big story reported by "60 Minutes" when America was trying to decide between Candidate John Kerry and Incumbent George W. Bush. The military records of both candidates became central to both campaigns. Kerry was a war hero with three purple hearts, a bronze star, and a silver star. The GOP chose to deal with Kerry's valorous service by creating a story that tarnished his heroism. The story was a lie and became known as "Swiftboating," the dishonest practice for stripping an honorable man of his achievements. Bush did not serve in Vietnam. In <more>
fact, as was the custom of the time, he, like many, many other young men during those draft years, chose to enter the National Guard. National Guard and Army Reserve members were virtually assured that they would never be in harm's way. The relative safety of the National Guard and the Reserves, ironically, was eliminated when Mr. Bush needed replacements for his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Young Bush was the son of a Congressman and was able to use his connections to obtain a coveted spot in the Texas Air National Guard. The "60 Minutes" piece found a Texas politician who claimed credit for reserving a slot in the Air National Guard, where many favorite sons were protected from the dangers of combat. Air National Guard superiors would not discuss the story for CBS and declined to comment on the now President of the United States' service record, their new boss. The second, and more serious contention in the piece was that Lt. Bush had gone AWOL and then applied for early release from his service obligation to attend business school.Support for that contention included a pair of documents which were of dubious origin. A vetting process was undertaken by CBS to verify copies of documents from Bush's service file. Without original documents, the process was guesswork. After the story aired, the source of the documents told producers that he had lied about his source. Whether or not the documents were genuine could not be determined absolutely. There was much about them that passed scrutiny, but there were questions that could not be answered without knowledge of the source.ABC and right-wing media attacked CBS. The error cost several people their jobs including Mary Mapes, the producer who was responsible for the story and whose memoirs were the basis for this movie.There is much discussion about journalism and ethics in the film. The story is not black and white so there is no real parable about good and evil. It is not a perfect film, but it should be watched, particularly by journalists and journalism students. The essential facts about President Bush were true. He used his father's influence to land in a safe place while a war was being waged in Vietnam. Bush used his father's influence throughout his life to obtain favor, wealth and position. His military record makes clear that he was missing from his unit during wartime for more than a year - AWOL in military language. Those facts were lost in an irrelevant frenzy about Dan Rather losing his job, about CBS being suckered into vouching for a document which may or may not have been authentic and about whether there are liberals somewhere in our newsrooms. The film is also about the invasion of the business side of journalism, the editing of messy stories from our newscasts, and about big business interests taking precedence. Giant news corporations have changed what we learn about our politics and our leaders. This film documents an incredible moment when the news became inconvenient for the corporate interests, and the publics' right to know became an afterthought.This is not "All the President's Men," another Redford story about journalism. Mistakes were made at CBS, but mistakes are made at every news outlet. How they deal with errors is as important as how they report the news.
A Drama About the Consequences of Losing a Big Fight (by jwerwin80)
Truth is a throwback to movies like All the Presidents Men. It's a serious drama about politics. It's also a lesson in modern politics and modern media. The players in this film don't understand the power of the Internet and how fast things can explode. They're also taken off guard when the story changes from their subject to them. That change in focus allows the real story, the Truth, to be completely obscured, ignored, and forgotten.Bottom line, it's a good movie. It's not epic or brilliant. It's not an Oscar contender. But it's really good. Cate Blanchett is <more>
always so good in everything that all she has to do is breathe on a piece of film to make people think its Oscar worthy. The whole cast, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace ... they're all great.The only flaw for me is that Mary Mapes Blanchett and Dan Rather Redford are shown as people without flaws. No one who is an angel ascends that high up the big corporate totem pole. It requires a degree of narcissism to have that kind of ambition. These portrayals lack that level of honesty.Story synopsis: During the 2004 election campaign, the candidate's military service was a big issue. 60 Minutes did a story about President George W. Bush's service in the Air National Guard. During Vietnam, politicians Democrats and Republicans would pull strings to keep their sons out of combat duty. The Air National Guard was where Bush and other rich kids served during Vietnam.The first chunk of the movie Truth focus on Mapes and her team looking for documentation to corroborate official military records that seem to indicate Bush rarely if ever showed up for duty. There's no record of him even showing up for his draft physical. They've already documented that Bush was permitted to take an extended leave to serve on a family friend's political campaign and was also allowed to end his term of service early. But verifying Bush's failure to even show up would add a lot to the story.Eventually Mapes is given some photocopies of memos that are the smoking gun. The documents come from deceased Lieutenant Colonel Jerry B. Killian and confirm that Bush was a perpetual no-show. But the documents are photo copies and hard to authenticate.CBS's programming schedule puts Mapes in a bind. It's decided that the Bush story needs to be put together within 5 days. That doesn't give them enough time to properly check the validity of the memos. Some sources are saying they're good, some are saying they aren't. Mapes, Rather, and CBS make the decision to run the story.And the memos turn out to be forgeries. Late in the movie Blanchett has a speech that indicates that whomever made the forgeries had access to a lot of inside information. Bottom line, she was played. She was had. And the people who did it were pros.The second chunk of the movie is about stuff hitting the fan. After trying their best to defend themselves, Viacom/CBS put together an independent panel run by Republicans to investigate Mapes, Rather, and all of the people who did the Bush story.In the fuss about photocopiers and fonts, the entire story about Bush's time in the Air Guard is tossed aside and branded false. The Truth, that it's well-documented that Bush was in a unit for rich kids and was allowed to do things that real members of the Guard don't get to do take off for months to serve on a political campaign , or that he was discharged almost a year early ... all tossed aside and forgotten. The story of Bush's guard service was dead.One of the big stories now is that Viacom/CBS is refusing to run ads for Truth. They don't want people to see this movie. There's a scene that discusses how President Bush refused to sign some changes to FCC regulations unless the regs were changed. Iit is implied that the changes were done to help Viacom/CBS. It is also implied that Viacom/CBS using this incident to fire long-time Bush family nemesis Dan Rather was done to pay back that favor and generally stay in the White House's good graces.So when you look at big media's reviews of this film, keep in mind that some entities have business reasons to steer you away from it.
Mike Smith: Why did you get into journalism?Dan Rather: Curiosity. Why'd you get into it?Mike Smith: You.These three simple lines cut right to the heart of Truth, the new movie from established writer and first time director James Vanderbilt Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man . The news used to consist of hard hitting investigative journalism, a public service that would expose relevant stories to shed light on the true condition of a deceptive world. Now, instead of covering stories like The Watergate Scandal or what was really happening in Vietnam, newscasters have become mouthpieces. They <more>
have become the personalities on TV who we look to for a recap of what happened last night on American Idol or what President Obama had for breakfast this morning. Truth attempts to shed light on the corruption of investigative journalism by corporate greed and political agendas which make it impossible for respected newscasters and their producers to do their jobs, and in so doing it shows us a dangerous future of smoke and mirrors that is already taking hold. Despite some of the film's minor faults, Truth is a beautiful and moving Requiem for The News.When a scandal does come along that could rock the foundation of American politics, such as the surfacing of the so-called Killian Documents, there are factions that will try to kill the story no matter how much evidence of proof exists. This is the story of Truth, based on the book written by...Check out the full review on David 'n the Dark! https://davidnthedark.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/a-requiem-for-the- news/
Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, and Bruce Greenwood star in "Truth" from 2015.This is a film you can't win writing about. Just take a look at the message board.The story concerns documents that were given to "60 Minutes" stating that Bush used family connections to get out of going to Vietnam, and that he was a national guard pilot who was rarely around and, as such, could not be evaluated.Mary Mapes Blanchett attempts to verify the documents, finally getting verbal confirmation and people to talk on camera. Dan Rather reported on it.Then information <more>
began to surface on the Internet that the documents were fakes, written, in fact, on a computer in Microsoft Word. A big thing was the appearance of a superscript. However, this was explained as well, though there were no originals. Then people who had spoken to 60 Minutes started waffling. The powers- that-be began to get nervous. Before you know it, the careers of Dan Rather and Mary Mapes were over.The acting by Blanchett and Redford was absolutely wonderful, both being two of my favorites. Topher Grace, Bruce Greenwood, and Elizabeth Moss also gave strong performances.The presence of Robert Redford in a film usually signals a liberal agenda. So I'm surprised people with another point of view even watched this.The film, to me anyway, comes down on the side of 60 Minutes, giving the impression that Mapes did all she could to verify the documents, and that ultimately she was let down because of political pressure to state the memos were untrue.A few things, since I was alive back in the '70s: Like it or don't like it, people, not just Bush if he did , used family connections to stay out of Vietnam. The fact that there were so many children from well-known families in this one unit was suspicious.This seemed to me another example like the Challenger - people knew it was going to blow up but sent it up on schedule anyway. 60 Minutes had verified these documents up to a point, but given the date they wanted to broadcast, they didn't have enough time to investigate further. Explosive information like this, I would think, has to be run down to the ground. They didn't want to wait until after the election, but the schedule was full except for a date coming up in five days.Mapes made an excellent point when she appeared before the antagonistic investigative committee, that it would be next to impossible for someone to know the right people, have inside information, and do the research involved in creating the memos - and then, ruin it all by sitting down and typing the memos up in Microsoft Word.Rather left the show feeling that journalism had lost its integrity, that it succumbed to pressure to kill a story.One has to make one's own decision about all this. My own opinion is that 60 Minutes did believe these memos, they did not present them knowing they were false, but they probably needed to spend more time on them.One of the most striking scenes occurs while Mapes is before the board and is asked: Don't you believe that some of these men from prominent families actually wanted to serve? Long silence. Mapes: No. I do not.A tense, absorbing film. The only thing is, to see Robert Redford, Bruce Greenwood, and Dennis Quaid looking so old depressed me more than I can say. Robert Redford looked embalmed. Forty years ago...well, I can't go back, any more than 60 Minutes, Rather, and Mapes can.