The Whole Truth (2021)

Sompob Benjathikul, Sadanont Durongkaweroj, Steven Isarapong, Thasorn Klinnium, Mac Nattapat Nimjirawat, Keetapat Pongrue, Nicole Theriault,
When two siblings stumble on a strange hole in the wall of their grandparents' house, horrifying incidents reveal sinister secrets about their family.
  • 5.1 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2021-12-03 Added:
  • Abishek J. Bajaj, Writer:
  • Wisit Sasanatieng, Director:
  • Sangar Chatchairungruang, Producer:

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4 / 10

Bad approach

This movie is everything, but not horror.

The story unfolds little by little, making it have a good development, but the approach of how the story is going to be told is very bad, the film poses terror and suspense at the beginning, but its poor execution of the story, leads us to a dramatic and thriller ending, the way the story unfolded was not correct for it, the poor direction does not convey suspense either. Most of the performances are good, the character development is good, this movie allows us to see that the ghosts of our past haunt us in the present and until we face them we will get rid of them.

I think there is a well developed story, but the execution and the way it is told, spoil any attempt to give us something interesting and well done.

1 / 10

Absolute Rubbish !

It is a very badly made and acted movie . The teenager girl had only one expression throughout the movie, which was widening of her eyes . The plus point of this movie was that the mum was in a come for most of it , so we were spared watching her trying to act.

7 / 10

the wh?le truth, through a (worm) hole .....

It starts mid-paced, mediocre, middle-of-the-road, like a harmless melodrama. Don't be fooled by the seemingly "storm in the teacup" style and scope. There are heaps of clues along the way. Some of them indicative, some misleading. Then, as the plot thickens, twists and turns explode one after another. The excellent execution of the story presents every twists and turns with explanation, all reasonable. Well done, director Wisit Sasanatieng.

Every characters other than the protagonists sis and bro look nice and give good first impression. However, they have dark side of their own as revealed later. The exception: only 3 persons (the school bully, the rich youngster, and the futile husband) NOT look nice when first appeared, because the director portrays them that way, are not that bad as we anticipate. The most ugly of them all, is actually pure and innocent. These delicate arrangements are perfect embodiment of the idea that in our world it's hard to realize the whole truth, unless through a (worm) hole, of a past or even present event. Hence the title of THE W?LE TRUTH (2021).

By the way, TWT is typically Thai cinema and a beautiful one. Asian horror movies tend to, IMHO, pay more attention on family value, good manner, morality, etc. Or even on introspection of their culture/tradition than the actual scary stuff. Therefore, TWT won't keep you at the edge of your seat. It doesn't intend to. Please look away if you prefer mindless killing, jump scare or gore.

8 / 10

Hilarious

This doesn't get 8/10 for being a well-crafted horror flick. It gets 8/10 for being unintentionally hilarious. We all need a good laugh sometimes and this film provides it.

5 / 10

Not really worth it

I kept waiting for some sort of payoff. You never get one. It drags on for way to long. The pacing is terrible, the subplot with Pim pointless and goes nowhere. I got so tired of Putt's name with being half the dialogue in this movie. This movie thought it was being a lot more than it was. It was grim. So disturbing. Horrible special effects. And just overall a sad film achieving nothing. And it got really boring. Like really boring. Nobody was particularly likeable except maybe Pim, kinda. But remember this movie is Thai, which so far as I know, is not a thriving hot spot for cinema. So with that in mind, I can be forgiving.