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The Whole Truth (2016)

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A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.

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Ramsey
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Janelle
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Mike
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Boone (as James Belushi)
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Leblanc
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Judge Robichaux
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Legrand
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Juror #3
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Angela Morley
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Limo Driver (as Kevin Johnson)
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Detective Graves
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Arthur Westin
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Trixie Westin
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Defense attorney Richard Ramsay takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter, that he will keep her son Mike out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle tries to dig deeper - and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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Do you swear to tell the truth, The Whole Truth, and nothing but the truth? So help you God.


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Rated R for language and some violence including a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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21 October 2016 (USA)  »

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El abogado del mal  »

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€173,971 (Italy) (18 June 2017)
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Lupita Nyong'o auditioned for the role that went to Gugu Mbatha-Raw. See more »

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When Janelle asks Loretta for a cigarette on the porch, Loretta takes out a lighter and you hear a lighter flick open, then you hear it click shut like a Zippo lighter, but she's obviously holding a plastic Bic lighter. See more »

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Ramsey: At some point, every defense lawyer has to choose between his own need to know the truth and the best interests of his client.
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A great ending tops off a solid film
1 January 2017 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

There's nothing like a good courtroom thriller. The thing I love about them is that everything can't possible be as it seems, because otherwise there would be no point in making the movie. There's nothing at all interesting about a straightforward court case, however one with a twist is a thing to behold. The only problem with this is that a lot of them end up getting rated purely on the strength of their twist. Everything that has happened up until that point can tend to be forgotten. That's sort of the case again here. A solid, but not stunning movie comes alive with a very strong ending, and it certainly adds some plus points to the final opinion of the film.

I tend to really like Keanu Reeves thrillers. A lot of his dramas and sci-fi films are completely forgettable, but when he signs on to a thriller it often seems to turn out very good. Renee Zellweger on the other hand is far from a personal favourite of mine. She has a serious lack of charisma and her appearance change is very distracting in this film. I feel like there are a lot of actresses who could have done a better job in this role.

'The Whole Truth' is a film that is entertaining throughout, partly because you are almost certain there is a twist coming, and partly because the story is well written and movies at a good pace. Then at the end it goes Bang! I really enjoyed this film and I think any thriller lovers out there will have a good time with it too.


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