True Colors
True Colors (1991)

Two old law-school buddies find themselves on opposing sides of ethical beliefs when one is a manipulative politician and the other an attorney for the Justice Department who soon becomes aware of his friend's dealings and is motivated… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 15, 1991
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2002
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

The painstakingly obvious screenplay by Kevin Wade (Working Girl) plays like an eighth-grade civics primer: ethics and morality are good, greed and corruption are bad.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Requires more than the willing suspension of disbelief; it demands a willful abandonment of incredulity.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Much of the film's entertainment value lies in watching two familiar guys (Cusack and Spader) playing switcheroo with their stock roles, but the movie is more than just effective 'gimmick casting'.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

True Colors apparently thinks it is exposing the values of the greedy 1980's. Yet its own understanding of moral conduct is warped.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Diverting political melodrama, but shouldn't Cusack and Spader have switched roles?

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

While it aspires to lofty heights, it never really goes much beyond the rules of behavior prescribed by the Boy Scout Handbook.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

A case study of the dire effects of an individual's lack of ethical standards.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie has three of my favourite actors: Cusack, Spader, and Widmark. But I only got to see the second half of it on TV one day. It's full of… More
John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin, Richard Widmark DIRECTED BY: Herbert Ross Best friends from law school to election night, their… More
Conner Rainwater
I was really impressed with how good the acting was in this. James Spader and John Cusack really worked well together. I can't believe Cusack actually… More