The Whole Truth
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Released By: Lionsgate Films
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gabriel Basso, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Renee Zellweger, and James Belushi
Run Time: 93 Minutes
“Defense attorney Richard Ramsey (Keanu Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) 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 (Jim Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper – and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover.”
‘The Whole Truth’ is a story about a Defense Attorney named Richard Ramsey (Keanu Reeves), as he tries to solve a murder case involving people that are close to him. Richard is defending Mike (Gabriel Basso), and trying to keep him from going to jail, despite the fact that he’s already admitted to killing his father. Without Mike speaking to him to help the case along, Richard struggles to come up with solid evidence that will keep him out of prison. Renee Zellwger plays the mother, Loretta Lassiter, who seems to be hiding something in which you can never really put your finger on. Why did Mike kill his father? Did he really do it? If not, why did he admit that he did? If it wasn’t him, who was it? One thing I enjoy about movies like this is not knowing which characters to trust, and which ones not to. This movie did a really good job of keeping the viewer guessing at which way the story would turn. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, something new would happen that would change my views and opinions on the whole thing. Although the performances aren’t anything all that mind blowing, Keanu Reeves proves that his talent goes beyond action and comedy roles. The same goes for Jim Belushi who plays the father in flashback sequences. Now I won’t give away the ending and spoil it for others but I will say that even though I liked the outcome, I think they could’ve presented it a bit better fashion. Overall, ‘The Whole Truth’ is an entertaining film that’ll keep you guessing for the whole ride. Yes it has some slow moments but it has a good story, good characters, and some decent acting. It’s may not be incredible but it’s definitely entertaining, and kept my full attention. If you’re into courtroom dramas, I’d recommend this one to you.
Picture & Audio Quality:
The Picture Quality on this Bluray was decent but far and few. Most of the scenes took place either in a courtroom or at night time where it was darkly lit. Whatever scenes that did take place outside during the daytime looked really nice, and had beautiful vivid colors. As far as the Audio Quality goes, there wasn’t anything that really stuck out to me. Like I said, a nice amount of the movie took place in a court room where it was usually quiet, so there wasn’t really anything that would require it to stand out.
Unfortunately, this Bluray set didn’t include any Special Features whatsoever. For some reason there’s still a “Special Features” selection on the Main Menu but it doesn’t contain anything related to the film.
7 Out Of 10 Stars