'True Story' (2015) Movie Review

If the quality of a film was determined solely by the strength of its premise, True Story would stand tall among its peers. In fact, on paper, Rupert Goold's feature directorial debut has all the makings of a genre standout: an amateur detective yarn, adapted from a true crime memoir, starring a trio of young Oscar nominees. And as a longtime theatre director, Goold would seem a perfect fit to direct a movie constructed primarily from scenes that unfold in close quarters. But alas, the true test of any movie is in the viewing, not in what you can read on IMDb, and it's in the viewing that this yarn eventually comes unspooled. True Story centers on Mike Finkel (Jonah Hill), a "New York Times" reporter primed for a Pulitzer, until he fabricates portions of a high-profile expose about child slavery. Fired and fallen from his perch, he returns
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