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A Dark Truth 2012

3.3 out of 5 stars (10) IMDb 5.6/10

Action movie starring Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker in which a group of activists attempt to expose the crimes of a large corporation in South America. As a former CIA operative turned radio presenter on a political talk show, Jack Begosian (Garcia) seems the ideal figure to bring to light the secret misdeeds of a large company.

Starring:
Lloyd Adams, Alfredo Álvarez Calderón
Runtime:
1 hour, 41 minutes

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Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure
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 Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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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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the film was interesting in that it showed people reflecting on actions in the past and how they could make restitution and the loss of moral guidance when people become blinded by greed and the illusion of power.
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I watched the trailer for this and thought `Hey, that looks like a reasonable film.' It's about an ex CIA agent who's hired to look into an illegal massacre in a South American country, which may or may not have been carried out on the orders of a large conglomerate. It has Andy Garcia and Forest Whitaker in it (both well capable of putting in good performances), so it seemed to have a lot going for it.

However, it was one of the most run-of-the-mill films I've ever watched. Not only did the trailer address every plot point along the way, but there was nothing vaguely different enough about it to make it stand out.

It has a message - one that smacks you in the face as if it was Avatar promoting `save the trees' - only this time it's about how big businesses rampage all over the world, not caring who they trample on along the way.

A Dark Truth isn't a bad film in any way, it just has absolutely nothing out of the ordinary to mention. It's just over an hour and a half long. If you decide to invest that much time in it, you probably won't think you've totally wasted your time. Alternatively, you could always look up the trailer online and watch the same film in a fraction of the time.
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A BRILLIANT STORY well written and acted. quite a bit of bloodshed but is taken over by an enthralling film, I realy enjoyed it and it goes to prove and show how consortiums will vanquish the little man to get their own way, by money talking. Iwould realy recommend this dvd to people liking action and a good watch. D Bowen
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I thought this looked good when I read the reviews but we watched it last night and found it complicated. The actors are well-known but I have seen them in other films of a better quality. It is not my usual film that I would watch and although we watched it to the end it was boring. Not to our taste.
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