The last-minute switcheroo suggests, perhaps unintentionally, that Rachel is less a martyr to the cause than a schemer looking to cover her tracks. The muddying of her motives might be truer to life, but it obliterates the movie’s tidy morality play and leaves us wondering whether the bad guys had the right idea after all.
The wrong-headed closer to Sam Adams’s dubious review of Rod Lurie’s “Nothing But the Truth.” Under 500 words? In the L.A. Times? Seriously?