A Dark Truth 2013 R CC

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A former CIA operative-turned-political talk show host (Andy Garcia) is hired by a corporate whistle-blower (Eva Longoria) to expose her company's cover up of a massacre in a South American village.

Starring:
Lloyd Adams, Alfredo Álvarez Calderón
Runtime:
1 hour, 47 minutes

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Genres Thriller, Action
Director Damian Lee
Starring Lloyd Adams, Alfredo Álvarez Calderón
Supporting actors Josh Bainbridge, Danielle Baker, Steven Bauer, Devon Bostick, Sarah Bryant, Clint Carleton, Rod Carley, Colby Chartrand, Eugene Clark, Kim Coates, Jorge Contreras, Lara Daans, Elias Caamaño Perez, Peter DaCunha, Drew Davis, Millie Davis, Jose Dimayuga, Solly Duran
Studio Magnolia Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on December 8, 2012
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The film deals with the age old conflict of control of natural resources. In this case an international company called Clear-Bec runs water filtration systems. It makes deals with governments to take over the waterways used by the poor indigenous population, then turn around and sell them what has been free. Old progressives are familiar with this type of thing from Susan George's "How the Other Half Dies" (1976).

In this particular case, the water in an Ecuadorian village becomes polluted with sewage and leads to a typhus epidemic which wipes out a village. Part of the damage control was to have the military ensure there were no witnesses. The incident is brought to the attention of Morgan Swinton (Deborah Kara Unger) part owner of the evil corporation. She has a conscience and wants to get to the bottom of the incident against the wishes of her brother and the rest of the company.

She hires radio talk show host and former CIA agent Jack Begosian (Andy Garcia) who used to work on the other side of these types of issues. For him it is a chance for redemption and to bury those demons. His goal is to bring back the only witness, an activist who has the secret files of what happened, Francisco Francis (Forest Whitaker).

The film is about a fictional corporation doing things that are not beyond the realm of reason, until they bring the fight home, then I had to scratch my head. Personally I would have liked to seen a dramatization of a certain soft drink company who we all know and love and their involvement with the assassination of union leaders in Columbia.

Andy Garcia and Forest Whitaker are typically animated characters in stories. In this movie they are rather subdued and defined more by their philosophical ramblings than actions.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Kay Wargo on March 14, 2013
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At least someone is paying attention to the world south of our borders. Good story based on a real one. Very good cast and lots of action.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Pawar on March 10, 2013
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This is not a bad movie. It's very watchable, decent amount of action spread throughout the movie, plot is kind of meh but serviceable. Acting and pace was altogether good.

Typical B action/drama where the bad guys are really bad and the good guys are not so good but altogether it works for the purposes of the story. 4.25 stars because of some pretty large plot holes and some glaring loose ends.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By refq on December 5, 2013
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ANDY GARCIA, IN A MOVIE VERY MUCH LIKE THE CIA MOVIES WE'VE SEEN BEFORE, SHINES IN THIS ONE AS A MAN OF CONSCIENCE WHO MUST CORRECT A SITUATION HE HIMSELF CREATED BASED ON MISINFORMATION. ALSO,SHOWING GARCIA AS A TALK SHOW HOST ENABLES US TO SEE THE MAN STATING HIS OWN LIMITATIONS, AND HIS OWN IMPLIED FAILURES. RQ
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Don Wiley on June 20, 2013
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"Dark Truth" is one of those movies that makes you pause and consider what is really going in the world and how much we as Americans take for granted. This movie reflects just how far some people will go to make a dollar. Corporate America at its greedy worst!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nefertitis on October 13, 2013
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Excellent Actors, the subject of this movie are not far of reality some where in the world. We now that greed, power and many corrupt people worldwide.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By j on May 19, 2013
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This movie was a nice surprise - all of the actors gave good performances and Garcia shines as usual. This is worth the time..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Turner on April 14, 2013
Format: DVD
I've found that message movies for the most part offer incredibly boring films that while trying to speak from the heart inevitably fail to entertain or hold your attention for long. Rarely does one succeed. For the most part these movies fail miserably and disappear from memory quickly. How many can say that they're fans of LIONS FOR LAMBS? You don't recall it? Not a surprise.

For the most part message movies don't do much harm, though on rare occasions overzealous film makers tend to offer simplistic discussions promoting a topic they believe rather than an unbiased account. The majority of these movies seem to head straight to DVD rather than receive theatrical runs. That's not always a bad thing. Once in a while a decent movie comes out and gets into homes this way. Such is the case with A DARK TRUTH.

Andy Garcia stars as Jack Begosian, an ex-CIA agent who now hosts his own political talk radio program. Trying to rebuild his life and steer clear of his past, Begosian must face his history when he is asked by one of the owners of a water purification company to investigate the particulars of a small village in South America. It seems that almost everyone there died of something wrong in the water. Begosian at first refuses but when he is told that the leader of a small group trying to get the truth out is Francisco Francis (Forest Whittaker) he agrees. It seems that Begosian owes a debt to Francis but we're not aware of what that is until later.

On the run from corrupt leaders and military officials Francis and his group move through the jungle simply trying to avoid capture. Amazingly Begosian has no problem finding them though. He approaches them and offers them help at about the same time the military shows to take out as many as they can.
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