R | 125 min | Biography, Drama
Review - Matt Mungle
**Award season review**
Synopsis: 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.
Review: As someone who rarely follows the news it is interesting for me to watch films based on true events. Ten years ago I was not following politics and certainly not watching CBS Evening News or 60 Minutes. TRUTH is a fast paced news room thriller that takes you behind the scenes during this pivotal turning point in two stellar careers. The iconic Dan Rather and his loyal, tenacious producer Mary Mapes.
I appreciated the fact that there seems to be little or no political agenda to the film. Sure there are comments made by characters that get you to think about what really was going on. But at the same time there is no doubt that these journalists cut too many corners and how easy it was for one small decision to bring demolish a lifelong news dynasty. If anything it is a slap to the face of media as a whole and shines a light on how News Journalism has changed for the worst.
Best Actress Cate Blanchett - She starts off slow but after a bit finds traction with the character.
Supporting Actor Bruce Greenwood - I really like this guy and his portrayal of CBS executive Andrew Heyward is powerful.
Director James Vanderbilt - He told the story with good timing and balanced the elements and characters nicely
Robert Redford as Dan Rather. He made no effort to be anyone other than Robert Redford. Not even trying to capture the recognizable voice.
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