James Vanderbilt’s (screenwriter of Zodiac, The Amazing Spiderman) directorial debut details the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s draft-dodging military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

Robert Redford is outstanding as Dan Rather, and Cate Blanchett rises to the challenge of portraying his nervy producer and confidante Mary Mapes with aplomb. Truth is a thrilling piece of filmmaking about journalism and politics in the tawdry age of counter-messaging.

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