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True Story

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Rupert Goold

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About the Movie

James Franco and Jonah Hill star in this taut thriller from writer-director Rupert Goold, based on Michael Finkel’s chilling, real-life story. After a disgraced New York Times journalist (Hill) learns that Christian Longo, a man accused of murdering his family, claims to be him, he is intrigued and begins meeting with Longo. But as time goes on, Finkel realizes how dangerous Longo really is.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 159
  • Fresh: 69
  • Rotten: 90
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Unfortunately this "Story" never finds its footing as either a creepy morality play or a performance-driven two-hander. – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Apr 16, 2015

Rotten: Filming a drama about the compromises and conventions of storytelling, Goold falls prey to them. He lacks the pulp verve and the symbolic imagination to illuminate or even convey the characters' mysteries. – Richard Brody, New Yorker, Apr 20, 2015

Fresh: It's as good as any work I've seen in a film in 2015, and "True Story" is one of the better movies to come along this year. – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times, Apr 18, 2015

Fresh: True Story digs deeper into the cultural fascination with killers and attempts a potent corrective along the way, reminding us who's been lost but also how justice isn't just another gripping procedural. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Apr 17, 2015

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Customer Reviews


Personally I loved this movie!! this is one of James Franco's best performance. The actors did an amazing job, the score was simply beautiful. I saw this 4 times in the theater and currently pre-ordered it!! It's a must see :)

Great movie

Not sure why it’s gotten such bad reviews. It was a suspenseful thriller and both Jonah and James were awesome in it.

Highly Enjoyable

I went to see this movie one Friday afternoon when I had nothing to do, I knew nothing about it, I left pleasantly surprised. It was an excellent piece of work. I will warn you that the trailers make this seem much more of a thriller than it is. The move is much more of a character study than anything, so if your going into this movie thinking your going to get some high thrills, scary stalker scenes or silence of the lamb type of stuff, then don’t. If you want an excellent story about two men who form a strange bond and interaction based on one mans distorted view of reality and manipulations…. this movie is for you.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2015

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