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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True Story Blu-ray Disc 2015

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    bllackeagle
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    "Sometimes the truth is not believable but it does not mean it is not true." Mike Finkel (Hill) is an important and respected journalist for the New York Times. After a story he wrote is exposed as not true his like is ruined. While trying to decide what to do next, he receives a call saying that a man named Christian Longo (Franco) killed his wife and children and said his name was Mike Finkel. After traveling to meet Christian, Mike decides to write a book with and about him, while at the same time trying to decide if Christian is innocent or if he really did do the horrible things he is accused of. This is a flat out an amazing movie. The acting is great, as expected, but the fact that this is a true story makes it that much more engrossing. You spend the entire movie wondering, as Mike does, about Christian's story. One minute you think he is innocent, and the next you think he is guilty. The constant flip-flopping last until the very end of the movie and that also keeps you absorbed in what you are watching. This is a movie I could go on and on about, but I will just end with watch this. Right now. Overall, a flat out a terrific movie that will keep you engrossed and involved all the way to the end. I loved it. I easily give this an A+.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FRANCO SHINES

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    JOHNNYANGEL2010
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    The whole fall and winter of 2001 was a litany of bad news for many Americans, starting of course with the horrors of September 11, but then, for those of us in Portland anyway, made somehow more horrifying by the pre-Christmas discovery of a murdered family just dumped in the water off of Oregon's scenic coast. The Longo story dominated the local news here for a long time, and while the Finkel angle never received any undue attention, the entire saga of this preppy looking murderer was front page and lead story fare for months. True Story plays a little fast and loose with some facts, making its title a bit questionable, but one of the film's more daring gambits is trying to "humanize" Longo, at least in terms of his relationship with Finkel. The film never successfully coalesces its thesis that these two are somehow peas in a pod, but True Story still offers excellent opportunities for both Hill and Franco in roles far removed from some of their more whimsical comedic personae. Technical merits are generally strong and with caveats noted, True Story comes Recommended.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4 1/2 stars Super Sleeper Movie

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    pansneverland
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    Best Buy, you need to allow reviewers to use half stars instead of only full stars when we are rating a product! True Story is based on a true story. I really wanted to see this in theaters but it had a limited release and none of the theaters running the film were near me. That aside, this is a fantastic movie! I think many people look at Jonah Hill and James Franco and think comedy, and sice this is a drama, it was overlooked. These guys killed it! Franco portrayed the serial killer in a goosebump chilling way that you will not soon forget, and Hill didn't miss a beat. The plus is the price. For such a new movie, it's a steal!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    2 great actors back at it again :)

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    HustleMania602
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    you can't go wrong with Franco and Hill,Franco plays Christian Longo, a man on the FBI's most wanted list accused of murdering his wife and three children in Oregon. He hid in Mexico using the identity of Michael Finkel, a journalist played by Hill The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically on April 17, 2015, in the United States. The film explores the relationship that develops between the two men after the journalist Finkel begins to meet with Longo in prison.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Collective display of talents James and Jonah.

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    gillette
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    Michael Finkel Played by Jonah Hill and Christian Logo played by James Franco. It's about digging for the truth, and trying to spot the liar, with the huge complication being that both parties feel the other is the one that's being dishonest. I feel the character of Michael's wife played by Felicity Jones was under-developed, this role certainly would of added to the over all film. I found the film to be very intriguing.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not great, not bad either.

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    Suzanna23
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    Well, few movies are great. A man charged with murdering his family contacts a journalist to get his story told. It does involve you, did he really murder his family? The journalist sets out to learn more, and that's what the movie is all about: did he or didn't he? James Franco is rather good as the man charged. It's a pretty good way to spend 90 minutes; it's just not fast paced and gripping.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fascinating

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    Stellar performances by both Franco and Hill. Fans of both know these two can bring us to tears because we're laughing so hard at the foolish things they either say or do in their films, but seeing them both in this more serious role was just as good. In a different way, of course. Like most crime/drama films the movie starts off a little slow, but as the story unfolds you will definitely come to enjoy and appreciate it.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Another True Story

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    Murvie
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    Whether or not you enjoy this film depends on your willingness to spend time with unsavory characters and how they use their skills to entangle others in their web of lies. In this case, you get two men, each capable of questionable behaviors trying to outsmart the other. It's a good character study and played well by Jonah Hill and James Franco.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good drama

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    Rocky
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    When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo--who has taken on Finkel's identity--his reporting job morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel's relentless pursuit of Longo's true story encompasses murder, love, deceit, and redemption.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    If you like movie that make you think (i.e. gone girl, inception, and shutter island) this is for you. Good crime drama. Also "True Story" is actually a true story. The movie is based off of the book. James Franco does a great job playing his role, then again he always does. This is another movie where Jonah Hill proves again he is an actor worth serious roles, not just comedy.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Packaging solid, but movie really fell flat for me

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    Might be just me, but this movie seemed to be an exercise in narcissism for all parties involved. Not the actors (their performances were solid - especially Jonah Hill in a more serious role) but the characters they represented. Movie did come with a digital code so I can watch it again in my UV library (but I probably won't)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True story is a great movie

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    Waszak1977
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    True story is a great movie this movie is a must watch the way the story flips is great. Now you pretty know how the story is going go but you don't expect some of the events. And how easy it is for the killer to gain the trust of the writer he used the name of and how much the writer believed the killer.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    One Good Watch For One Good Moment

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    ArsonCuff
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    This movie is not too bad, I just never felt like it delivered the information and nailed the story in a perfect manner. However, the acting is top-notch and there is a solid "moment" like in the movie, a dramatic interaction that is fully entertaining. I got this for $5.99 and for that price it's worth the watch.

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Try and stay awake

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    jsamuel109
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    I had no expectations for this movie because the reviews were so up and down. After watching it, I understand why. This movie is dreadfully slow and seems to leave something to be desired. The re-watch-ability is probably a 1 or a 2. I'd probably only watch it again on a long boring rainy day.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting

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    Cabrera24
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    I mean the movie is interesting, and it's cool to see both of these guys as serious actors instead of goofball comedians, but while its plot and dialogue is interesting, the story itself feels like it builds a climax that turns out to be a sparkler instead of a bang.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An underrated and misunderstood film

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    Hellchildjavo
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    True Story is one of the most underrated and misunderstood films ever and there is also the fact that there are a lot of ways that one can digest this movie. It takes us in a way to believe one thing, to deceive us and then lower our guard completely.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dark informative

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    Baja
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    This movie was great. Two dark very different performances from two very comedic actors. This tells the story of the story behind the murderer Chris Longo. James Franco makes you feel for this killer. Remember though he is the bad guy. Entertaining 5 stars

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mind Games

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    MovieKing
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    this film was interesting because you don't realize in the beginning how manipulating this killer is, as he tries to pin the murders of his children on his wife, LOW. and how he uses the disgraced NY Times reporter, all actors are good, script good, worth the buy.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie, even better Price

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    canes1988
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    I purchased this Blu-Ray because it was on sale for $7.99 and I have never seen this movie. I was actually very surprised how good the movie actually was. Thrilling and Suspenseful and 2 great Actors. Worth purchasing when you can find it on sale

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad

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    It sounded better and more interesting than it turned out. I know it is a true story and you can only dramatize a true story so much before it becomes stupid, but this would have benefited from some flashbacks of the actual crimes to give it some more kick.

    I would recommend this to a friend