A Dark Truth

2012 R 1h 46m DVD

A Dark Truth

2012 R 1h 46m DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
To expose a bloody corporate cover-up, a former CIA agent now talk radio host (Andy Garcia) must rescue a desperate activist (Forest Whitaker) and his wife (Eva Longoria) who have escaped with proof of the crime.
Cast
Andy Garcia, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger, Eva Longoria, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Durand, Lara Daans, Devon Bostick, Steven Bauer, Al Sapienza
Director
Damian Lee
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), Thai
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the bad guys in A Dark Truth are business executives trying to hide a huge blunder that left an entire South American village massacred. They'll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried, but ex-CIA operative Jack Begosian (Andy Garcia) is just as determined to expose them. Expect plenty of violence in this corporate thriller, including a few disturbing images of people being shot and stabbed, as well as the central massacres, an unexpected suicide, and suggested rape. Language is infrequent but includes "bulls--t"; there's some drinking and smoking and a few product placements.

Sexual Content

A strained married couple kisses.

Violence

Plenty of people die -- in shootouts and hand-to-hand combat, via self-inflicted gunshots, and in two massacres of innocent civilians by soldiers. There's a good bit of blood and a few close-ups of people being killed, including an unexpected suicide. One scene features soldiers about to rape a young woman.

Language

Infrequent swearing includes "bulls--t."

Social Behavior

The movie's main take-away is that corporate greed is taking over the world, and faceless multinational conglomerates will do whatever it takes to make sure their deals go through -- even if they have to massacre an entire village to hide a deadly accident. On the other hand, some characters do try to do the right thing, even if doing the right thing is dangerous.

Consumerism

Some well-known brands are visible, including a Ford SUV and an Apple laptop. The movie's whole premise is that corporate greed is destroying the world.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One person drinks a beer in a bar; another smokes an occasional cigarette.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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