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Truth

"A gripping, beautifully executed thriller. Cate Blanchett in one of her greatest screen performances." - New York Times

"TRUTH dramatically recounts the story behind the '60 Minutes' segment that led Dan Rather (well-played by Robert Redford) to resign from CBS, but the brightest star of this great ensemble piece is Cate Blanchett, who may well end up with another Oscar nomination for playing Rather’s producer Mary Mapes.

"Their joint fall from grace stemmed from a piece on President George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War. They reported that Dubya barely showed up during his service and skipped a mandatory physical but suffered no punishment — and was actually granted early release while avoiding service in the war — because of his political connections.

"The report aired two months before the 2004 elections, but Mapes and her team (portrayed by the trio of Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and Elisabeth Moss) were a bit sloppy in their rush to meet a deadline. They failed to authenticate a key piece of evidence against Bush: an incriminating memo that CBS attributed to Bush’s by-then-deceased commanding officer.

"Rather than disputing the whole story, the Republicans and rival news organizations quickly discredited the memo — of which CBS only possessed a faxed copy, several generations from the original.

"The film, based on a memoir by Mapes, depicts how the story developed and CBS’s failed attempts at damage control once it blew up." - New York Post

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