Courtney Hunt directs Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in this courtroom drama where a criminal lawyer must defend a family friend’s non-cooperative teenage son… for killing the family friend.
Solid, unspectacular stuff. Makes full use of three locations so you do not realise quite how low budget it is until the midway point. Reeves probably isn’t the ideal lead here, blank but as likeable as ever. The Whole Truth is a little too staid, giving you far too many redundant scenes which grant you room to think ahead, guess the possibility of the twist outcome. Still this is a sub-genre that has been in short supply in recent years, so even watching a basic run through of the format fills an evening adequately.
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