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Collider | 'Truth' Review

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There’s a way to make a movie about good people doing good things without being overly smug about it. Truth is not that movie. Screenwriter James Vanderbilt’s feature directorial debut recounts the scandal that led to Dan Rather stepping down from the CBS News desk in 2004, but while Vanderbilt’s script has some good ideas in it, the film is ultimately far too hagiographic for its own good, undercutting its thematic impact at nearly every turn. The only saving grace is a brilliant performance by Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes, but even Blanchett’s virtuosity can only carry the film so far.

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