Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber and Stanley Tucci lead this true story following the Boston Globe journalists who investigated allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, uncovering and exposing a decade-long cover-up that spans the world. The investigation won the Pulitzer Prize. From the director of Win Win and The Station Agent.

Best Picture and Original Screenplay at the 2016 Academy Awards; Best Original Screenplay at the 2016 BAFTA Awards
2015Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language128 minsUSA
ThrillerTrue Story & Biography

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Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

There’s something old-fashioned about Tom (The Station Agent) McCarthy’s real-life child abuse drama, and it’s not just the setting: 1990s/2000s Boston. Although – it has to be said – reasonably unappealing as Friday night viewing, it’s a film with integrity, about people trying to hold on to that self-same quality. Like its protagonists, it’s modest, unstarry, and admirably unswerving. It gets the job done.

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Variety

Variety

A magnificently nerdy process movie — a tour de force of filing-cabinet cinema...

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Total Film

Total Film

A rigorously detailed telling of an important story that never loses sight of the human devastation.

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Time Out

Time Out

A more subtle, damning film for implicating the media – as much as the church, the courts, the legal profession and other Boston institutions – in the systematic, wider cultural cover-up it describes.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

For all of its modesty and dedication to process, Spotlight winds up being a startlingly emotional experience...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Never hits the heights of passion, but capably and decently tells an important story.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

This might just be the best newspaper film since All the President's Men in 1976.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

This landmark film takes a clear-eyed look at the digital future and honors the one constant that journalism needs to stay alive and relevant: a fighting spirit.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Its prosaic presentation suggests that the story's full potential, encompassing deep, disturbing and enduring pain on all sides of the issue, has only begun to be touched.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A grown-up film about serious people that mercifully escapes any awards-grabbing platitudes, this is more thrilling than most action movies.

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