True Story

Lists: Mystery

Brief Synopsis: "A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name."

Overall Ranking: 2225 (Rank from 2015: # 123)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 11.11%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 55.56%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dave Examines Movies84(full review)
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film71(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman70 - It's good but it should have been great.
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Bryan Lienesch70 - What starts out as a brick and mortar true crime story devolves into some attempt at an altered realty mental thriller and that's where it will lose people.
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 4
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Dan O'Neill60(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine52 - James Franco is believable as a charming psychopath, because frankly, Franco is believable as a charming psychopath. But on the whole, as far as psychological dramas where head games are being played between two men -I prefer Ex Machina.
(full review)
Rewatch: 2
Paul's Trip To The Movies43(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown43 - There's an intriguing story to be told about Mike Finkel and Christian Longo here in True Story. In the hands of director Rupert Goold, however, it's just not told.
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People Involved

  • James Franco (Christian Longo)
  • Jonah Hill (Michael Finkel)
  • Felicity Jones ()
  • Ethan Suplee ()
  • Gretchen Mol ()
  • Robert John Burke (Greg Ganley)
  • Maria Dizzia (Mary Jane Longo)
  • Rupert Goold (Director)