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Film Review: “Truth Is the Only Client” Fights Conspiracy with Unwavering Evidence

Written by: Patrick Howard | November 18th, 2020

Film poster: “Truth Is the Only Client”

Truth Is the Only Client: The Official Investigation of the Murder of John F. Kennedy (Todd Kwait/Rob Stegman, 2019) 2½ out of 4 stars.

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is a murder that is viewed as the most unsolvable cold case in American history. Although the key suspects and evidence were accounted for and reviewed by the Warren Commission, a massive wave of conspiracy theories drowned the case for the following decades and reshaped the assassination as an iconic conundrum of American pop culture.

Documentarians Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman take a wide swing and try to put the most influential JFK assassination conspiracies to rest in their new film Truth Is the Only Client: The Official Investigation of the Murder of John F. Kennedy. For two and a half hours, Kwait and Stegman interview the surviving investigators of the Warren Commission, credible experts and witnesses of the assassination. The major conspiracies of the assassination are finally put to the test as the Warren report is broken down before our very eyes.

Still from TRUTH IS THE ONLY CLIENT ©Gravitas Ventures

Truth Is the Only Client is a great resource for viewers who are solely interested in the hard facts of the JFK assassination and nothing else. I don’t want to suggest that a novice to the Warren Report and the intricate details of the JFK assassination wouldn’t find the documentary interesting, but two and a half hours of talking heads and still images and diagrams will take a toll on anyone’s patience. This documentary should be given a chance, however, as it challenges the theories and media that have warped the American public’s perception of one of the most tragic events in this country’s history.

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Patrick Howard has been a cinephile since age seven. Alongside 10 years of experience in film analysis and criticism, he is a staunch supporter of all art forms and believes their influence and legacy over human culture is vital. Mr. Howard takes the time to write his own narrative stories when he can.

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