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With Cate Blanchett as Mapes and Robert Redford as Rather, Truth has a couple of heavy-hitters in the lead roles. The film depicts in docudrama style the events surrounding a 60 Minutes CBS TV news programme in September 2004 about President George W Bush's military service - or lack of it - during the Vietnam War in the 1970s.

When the Truth hurts

Mar 18, 2016 5:50 AM

TWO journalism-themed thrillers in quick succession isn't exactly crowding the field in this particular sub-genre, but serious fact-based procedurals about journalists in search of the truth and nothing but the truth was always going to be about quality rather than quantity.

Truth arrives

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