Films that are “based on a true story” obviously take some liberties with the truth. They have to be interesting! But have you ever wondered which scenes are real and which made up? Now you can check some recent blockbusters with a scene-by-scene breakdown.
The site Information is Beautiful is providing an invaluable service to the film-going public: the ability to be an insufferable know-it-all during films based on true historical events. The interactive feature has carved up ten recent movies into their individual scenes and grades each scene as “true,” “true-ish,” “false-ish,” and “false.” You can set the grading system to different levels of skepticism, from “Flexible,” to “Only the Absolute Truth.”