The Whole Truth: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

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.

This is definitely something that you don’t see from Reeves all the time. In this film he portrays a very serious lawyer and that’s not a character that you usually see him play so that in itself peaked my interest. The plot was very interesting to me and had the makings of an extremely fantastic thriller. The thing is that even though it is pretty engaging and it had me tuned in, it was fairly predictable. For the most part you could essentially see where it was going but even with that being said I had a good time seeing it all unfold. I liked the fact that Reeves was able to abandon his usual vocal tone. I was able to get into his performance a lot more that way. I was a big fan of Basso’s performance mainly because it felt like he was bringing something fresh to the screen. I truly think that he has a long career ahead of him. Zellweger had some of the more meatier parts as far as character advancement goes. She was enjoyable to watch on screen as per usual and the nice twist she’s involved in makes for an plot point that we’re not used to seeing her in. This film isn’t perfect by far but it’s not terrible either. I see this as a film that you can watch if you’re bored on a Sunday afternoon or if you’re into courtroom procedurals. 5/10

The Whole Truth is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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