A Wife's Evidence
Ever since forensic investigator Renee (Andrea Roth - Stolen Daughter) got together with Jack Murphy (Woody Jeffreys - The Woodcarver), a computer systems designer, things have become a little awkward with Detective Kyle Ferguson (Sebastian Spence - Driven Underground) as not only had she been dating him but he was Jack's friend. But being professionals Renee and Kyle still work together at the Portland Police Department where they both work homicide, a subject close to Kyle's heart as a few years back his wife was murdered and the case remains unsolved. When they investigate a new murder there are elements to it which are familiar and even point to someone close to Renee being involved or could it be a set up.
Watching "Evidence of Truth", or "A Wife's Suspicion" as it is also known, is frankly not the most riveting of experiences due to the fact it is pretty basic. There is a murder and as Renee investigates the evidence suggest maybe it is her husband Jack but of course we wonder whether Kyle may have done it as he seems to have issues. But at the same time we also wonder whether maybe whether it is their colleague Morgan who is behind it as she acts in an unsubtle manner, or maybe it is Tim, Renee's lab assistant who is eager to help. Yes the movie toys with you and keeps you guessing for a while but when a movie is this basic it needs something more to keep you entertained and sadly "Evidence of Truth" lacks anything extra.
Instead of having something decent when it comes to the story, which you of course can guess will see Renee in danger before the movie is out, what "Evidence of Truth" tries to entertain with is the cast. Now on one hand that means we have Andrea Roth delivering another solid performance but one which is ultimately quite familiar, as if you have seen her do the same thing in a dozen other made for TV crime movies. And then there are the trio of Woody Jeffreys, Sebastian Spence and Meredith McGeachie all of who seem to have been told to play their characters on the unsubtle side, and whilst it makes it cheesy it does contribute to the whole guessing game aspect of the movie.
What this all boils down to is that "Evidence of Truth" is a pretty typical made for TV crime story which truth be told will entertain a certain type of audience who aren't fussed by realism or complexity. But the lack of subtlety in places is something which will either make or break this movie with it coming very close to breaking it for me.