Truth (2015) 1080p YIFY Movie

Truth (2015) 1080p

Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

IMDB: 6.82 Likes

  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.44G
  • Resolution: 1920x808 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 121
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 1

The Synopsis for Truth (2015) 1080p

The story of The Killian Documents controversy (a.k.a. "Rathergate") in the days leading up to the 2004 presidential election. When veteran newscaster Dan Rather and CBS News head Mary Mapes choose to air a segment on 60 Minutes exposing how President Bush avoided being drafted to Vietnam through his father's political advantages, the resulting fallout ultimately costs them their jobs and reputations.

The Director and Players for Truth (2015) 1080p

[Director]James Vanderbilt
[Role:]Robert Redford
[Role:]Dennis Quaid
[Role:]Cate Blanchett

The Reviews for Truth (2015) 1080p

Disgraced journalists attempt to nuance their slander.Reviewed byst-shotVote: 4/10

There is a sense of self parody to be found in the Pudovkin (Hunger), Eisenstein (Strike)single word title Truth that purports to tell it like it is in the grand but terse titles of ancient Bolshevik propaganda. Then as now we have the big lie if repeated enough becomes truth and in this straight faced telling we have Hollywood allowing nearly a decade to pass to re-hash none of what has changed in the hopes our memories of the incident will have faded. It hasn't.

In 2004 Dan Rather and his 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes attempted to slander a sitting president (George Bush) up for re-election with false documents that claimed he had skipped out on National Guard duty years earlier. Their smoking gun however was doctored evidence of recently printed material that seasoned journalists should have walked away from but given Dan Rather's open hostility towards Republican Presidents he quixotically mounted his steed with loyal Sancho Panza Mapes at his side and went with the rumor without bona fide facts. CBS fired both of them for applying such amateur skills to their profession. Dan sued, Dan lost.

Hollywood has put a lot of lipstick on this pig by bringing out superstars past (Redford) and present (Blanchette with some of her new shiny Oscar performance leftover angst) to promote and sustain a lie that comes straight from the prevaricator's (Mapes' book) mouth and then further tarted up by a screenwriter specializing in Spider Man scripts. Sometimes the losers do get to write history. They attempt in this case to makeWoodward/Bernstein out of a vindictive Mo and Curley employing sloppy investigative skills bent on getting the scoop even if it is built on a foundation of sand. Meanwhile CBS execs are made to look like a nefarious group out of Network standing in the way and failing to back up our heroes and their inchoate story even if it does not pass the smell test. Truth would like you to believe CBS is part of a "right wing conspiracy" and a secret Bush supporter. Just a bit of a stretch but in keeping with Truth's tall tale.

A much better (and far more honest) story would be on the rise and fall of Nixon slayer Dan Rather's Shakespearean stumble from grace after assuming the mantle of CBS anchor Walter Cronkite and taking the top rated news show to last in the ratings as he had hissy fits on air made quirky statements and claimed to have been kidnapped by a Chicago taxi driver among other things. The divide between Cronkite, "the most honest man in America"and loose cannon Rather may well have brought on the distrust in American media that had the populace turn hard right to the bias viewsof Fox and left to the liberal mocking of comedy news shows. For this Rather should be vilified not lionized with a story that through lies of omission could not be further from the truth.

UntrueReviewed byPrismark10Vote: 5/10

Truth is a polemic, the title is ironic as it tries to justify shoddy journalism.

In the year 2000, the producer for 60 minutes Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) wanted to investigate whether any strings were pulled for George W Bush to evade doing combat in Vietnam and instead got himself a nice number with the National Guard where he rarely showed up for duty and got extended period of leave. However because of personal circumstances she could not go much further.

In the run up to the 2004 elections by which time Bush is President and assembled a formidable dirty tricks brigade, Mapes who was an award winning producer was hit by a sucker punch which owed more to her stupidity and arrogance.

Mapes was given some photocopies of memos that confirm Bush was rarely in attendance at his National Guard unit. Time factors meant that fact checking was erroneous and Mapes and presenter Dan Rather (Robert Redford) ran with the story. The memos were forgeries and some serious players were apparently behind it although maybe the newsroom needed some old timers who could remember whether typewriters in the 1970s could type a certain raised font.

CBS put together an independent panel to investigate Mapes and her team but we are presented to view them as a kangaroo court.

The film really ties itself in knots to justify sloppy journalism and laments the course of television news in America.

Blanchett is centre stage here surrounded by an all star cast. Redford provides subtle support as Rather. As it has been said, 'an icon playing an icon.'

However this is no 'All the President's Men.' The film was mainly shot in Australia and this harms the film with a lack of location shooting in the USA. I also think it needed a more experienced director to handle the material better as it gets lost in the second half when it becomes plodding and loses sharpness.

As for television news in America, like the UK and other countries it has become lazy or maybe in the age of the internet we can gather news from various sources ourselves and like an old black and white puppet movie, we can see the strings being pulled.

Truth wants to justify that the 60 Minutes team were prepared to ask difficult questions. The team could not answer why they did such poor fact checking when investigating a sitting President who was by then involved in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and some elements of the American public were in no mood to rock the boat.

A Requiem for The NewsReviewed byDavid M FarringtonVote: 8/10

Mike Smith: Why did you get into journalism?

Dan Rather: Curiosity. Why'd you get into it?

Mike Smith: You.

These three simple lines cut right to the heart of Truth, the new movie from established writer and first time director James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man). The news used to consist of hard hitting investigative journalism, a public service that would expose relevant stories to shed light on the true condition of a deceptive world. Now, instead of covering stories like The Watergate Scandal or what was really happening in Vietnam, newscasters have become mouthpieces. They have become the personalities on TV who we look to for a recap of what happened last night on American Idol or what President Obama had for breakfast this morning. Truth attempts to shed light on the corruption of investigative journalism by corporate greed and political agendas which make it impossible for respected newscasters and their producers to do their jobs, and in so doing it shows us a dangerous future of smoke and mirrors that is already taking hold. Despite some of the film's minor faults, Truth is a beautiful and moving Requiem for The News.

When a scandal does come along that could rock the foundation of American politics, such as the surfacing of the so-called Killian Documents, there are factions that will try to kill the story no matter how much evidence of proof exists. This is the story of Truth, based on the book written by...

Check out the full review on David 'n the Dark! news/

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