True Story

Some stories are beyond belief


True Story
When a disgraced New York Times reporter meets an accused killer, who has taken on the reporter's identity, his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. Based on actual events, the journalist's relentless pursuit of the killer's true story encompasses murder, love, deceit, and redemption.

99 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Maria Dissia, Ethan Suplee, Conor Kikot
Director
Rupert Goold
ScreenplayRupert Goold, David Kajganich, from the memoir by Michael Finkel
MusicMarco Beltrami
CinematographyMasanobu Takayanagi
EditingNicolas de Toth, Christopher Tellefsen
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2015
Produced byRgency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Plan B Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild to moderate, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow, implied, psychological
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated R for language and some disturbing material
Runtime99
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconA serious Franco fails to provide full story.
10
Die Burger
Riëtte Grobler quote iconWaarheid of leuens?
10
Cape Times
John DeFore quote iconA tale of murder.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs
10
Metacritic.com
39 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
122 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon James Franco and Jonah Hill make a watchable pair, but True Story loses their performances -- and the viewer's interest -- in a muddled movie that bungles its fact-based tale.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconGripping, disturbing drama based on real murders.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
30 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
15850 users
11
Internet
1683 Netizens quote icon Slightly more impressed than I thought I'd be.
14

Average .. 54%

11

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