I think that a more appropriate title for this movie is Difficult Truth, because the movie itself is quite difficult. If you ever wondered how great ideas and concepts can be turned into a below average movie you can check out The Truth. But wait, you just said that the movie is below average, how can it be worth watching? Well, the reason for that is its subject and the awareness it raises. Corporations with only one goal in their mind, dictatorships and evil men with also just one goal, money need to be called out. Victims, not just foreign, but also domestic, and the impending doom that awaits us all if something doesn’t change. You might say that this is all neoliberal, leftist propaganda but the fact is that these things are happening all around the world, you just don’t know it. The media would rather cover the latest scandal involving Cardashians than report on these problems. Now lets get back to the movie:

A Dark Truth PosterJack Begosian is an ex-CIA agent, now living in Canada and hosting a radio show called The Truth. In it, he tries to inform the people about the real problems that the mainstream media keeps avoiding, while facing problems in his own family with his son and wife. At the same time, in a small Ecuadorian city, there’s an outbreak of a terrible disease because their water filtration system malfunctioned. Everyone who knows anything about this is executed by the military regime. The corporation ClearBak, responsible for the faulty system is on a verge of signing a multi-billion deal to supply water in most of the African continent, and that kind of publicity would kill the deal. They decide to stop the only man who can out them, Francisco Francis who is hiding in the hills with the rest of the survivors of the massacre, but at the same time Jack Begosian is hired to rescue him…

The concept is good, the cast is phenomenal for a movie this budget and you would think that all this would equate to a better flick. This is why you and I aren’t making movies, we might have good ideas but when it comes to execution, we suck (well… giggity). On paper almost all of the characters are credible and intriguing, an ex-CIA agent with a baggage and trouble at home, brother-sister dynamics, but all this rarely shows up in the movie. The production values are at least really good, making the movie look professional, so it’s time to take one for the team and maybe check this movie out…

Director: Damian Lee

Writer:  Damian Lee

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Deborah Kara Unger, Kevin Durand, Kim Coates

Fun Facts: The flag emblem on the soldiers uniform is not that of Ecuador.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2083379/

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