'True Story' performances ring false

April 16, 2015 4:48 PM

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'True Story' performances ring false

The premise of the spellbinding story is killer: An accused murderer assumes the identity of a reporter, and an unlikely bromance forms (**½ out of four; rated R; opens Friday nationwide.

Jonah Hill plays disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel, and James Franco is Christian Longo, a manipulative charmer charged with murdering his wife and three children.

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