The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

DVD - 2017
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A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.
Audience: Not rated.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Mongrel Media, 2017.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Whole
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French.


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Jan 12, 2019

The ending was not what I suspected. Given it takes place mostly in a court room, it is hard to make it super 'exciting' for those who like fast moving. Reasonably put together.

Dec 04, 2018

Excellent courtroom drama, with particular emphasis on how lawyers perceive jurors and how jurors perceive the truth.

The only downside to me is that there isn't much hinging on the outcome. With something like the Scopes trials, the whole concept of rationality and modernity hinges on the outcome. Or in a major human rights or death penalty case, a lot hinges on the outcome. And in addition none of the major characters are really likeable when the outcome is known, none of them is all that admirable, even those that took risks and laid it on the line are not that appealing by the end. I am not sure that we are even ever told whether this was a capital issue in whatever state it occurred in.

Oct 05, 2018

Well acted courtroom thriller. Enjoyed it very much.

Sep 29, 2018

Good movie. The story is well told and keeps you wondering.

May 28, 2018

A very well done movie...enjoyable, interesting and worth watching and enjoying the suspense.

May 19, 2018

A tense courtroom drama. Well acted. I liked it.😤

Apr 16, 2018

An intriguing courtroom thriller.

Apr 03, 2018

Very flat in acting. Plot was ok. Nothing to be remembered by...

Jan 24, 2018

A good courtroom drama with fewer procedural gaffs than most. The ever-wooden Keanu R. is suited for the role of a rather wooden lawyer, and Renée Z. makes quite a transformation as a washed-out femme d'un certain age. All of this takes place in a Louisiana that is pretty bereft of Loozeeana accents. Okay as an evening's entertainment.

Oct 19, 2017

The 2nd time around for me. It is a good movie. I give it 4 stars.

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Feb 27, 2017

How much do you know about Muhammad Ali?
-I know he didn't go to law school.
Better than that. In 1974, he took on George foreman, who was seven years younger, and had knocked out every man he'd fought. Foreman was at his peak. And Ali, round after round, just stood there getting pounded. He wouldn't or couldn't fight back. No one knew which.
-You mean the rope-a-dope?
Yeah. And finally, in the eighth round, foreman got tired, tired of punching, exhausted himself.
Suddenly, Ali came to life. In one round, foreman was on the canvas like an old man.
Why won't he talk to you?
-That's the problem with people who refuse to speak. They never say why.

Feb 27, 2017

Listen. It's your call, but Stanford is one of the top schools in the country and you got in early. I mean, look, I'm happy to go to Reed, check it out, but... It's weird. Maybe we should just declare
victory and head home early, huh? Surprise your mom? (A Surprise of all surprises for them.)
I didn't do that to save you!
The jury believed xxyyzz, ignored the facts and the law, did what they knew was right.
At some point, every defense lawyer has to choose between his own need to know the truth and the best interests of his client.
A wife doesn't have to testify against her husband, but a mother does against her child? Like the bond is somehow less or something? (It is True!)

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Feb 23, 2017

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