True Story (2015) TWR

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)17 Aug 00:15
To: ALL1 of 5
In Cold Blood with less talented writer, less charismatic killer.

From: william (WILLIAMA)17 Aug 09:01
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 2 of 5
God knows, somebody must have thought it was worth filming. They couldn't decide which story to focus on and it ended up as a mess swinging between mildly interesting and boring. I made coffee in the boring bits. Frazzled by the time the titles rolled.
EDITED: 17 Aug 09:01 by WILLIAMA
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)17 Aug 11:52
To: william (WILLIAMA) 3 of 5
Sabotaged by script and editing, but the portrayal of the killer rang true. Way over Jonah Hill's dramatic chops.
From: william (WILLIAMA)17 Aug 12:12
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 4 of 5
Hah! You're totally right. I only saw it about 4 months ago and he's so forgetable that I had to remind myself that he was the lead!
From: william (WILLIAMA)17 Aug 12:17
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 of 5
Yes, the script needed a decent editor. It takes a competent writer (and director) to blend several stories together into one. I was left wondering whether this was about a journalist and his repeat poor-decision-making, or a did-he-do-it? or something else altogether. The bits never came together. Less than the sum of its parts.