Spotlight Reviews

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April 7, 2020
Relevant, exciting, and minimal (on a grand scale), this one is unmissable.
February 13, 2020
Spotlight itself is a masterpiece of grounded filmmaking.
January 14, 2020
The script... is a marvel of conveying a dense amount of information and characterization with intelligence, grace, and a surprising amount of tension.
January 13, 2020
For journalists and people who care about democracy and the value of open society, Spotlight is a master class on how things should be done.
December 30, 2019
A good old-fashioned love letter to investigative journalism, and what it can accomplish if management has the courage to print the truth and reporters are given enough time and money to do their jobs...
November 22, 2019
Spotlight is a taut, pulse-pounding thriller. The all-star cast delivers realistic and transformative performances.
November 18, 2019
The result is a collective, well-crafted film about first-class journalism.
August 23, 2019
Spotlight has everything you need from a night at the movies - gripping, enlightening, shocking, distressing, triumphant.
August 8, 2019
The film treats the subject of the investigation with the utmost respect and gives it the weight that it deserves.
August 7, 2019
...a film that's a bit, uh, prosaic-yet solid, intriguing and utterly credible. Like the best journalism.
July 9, 2019
As a much-needed ode to the type of media coverage this country is desperately, painfully, ominously in need of, Spotlight is a very important film.
April 18, 2019
If I had my way this film would be required viewing for anyone of faith.
April 9, 2019
Absorbing and understated, Spotlight handles its complex subject matter with class, restraint and, vitally, balance.
April 8, 2019
Riveting and ceaselessly compelling, while also illustrating the inherent nobility of reporters hitting the streets and chasing down leads and finding sources.
April 5, 2019
Spotlight is well-written, well-acted and definitely one of the better films of 2015.
March 7, 2019
Spotlight isn't the kind of film that just changes some facts; it's one where the most general plot summary contradicts what happened.
February 27, 2019
Spotlight is the best kind of newsroom drama in that it doesn't get weighed down by meditations on the virtues of old journalism. Instead, it celebrates the people who changed the world with unglamorous, day-to-day, hard work.
February 15, 2019
Spotlight provides a couple of hours of intelligent, gripping and moving filmmaking that at once illustrates investigative journalism and celebrates it, reminding the viewer of its importance to society as a whole.
January 24, 2019
Directed by Tom McCarthy and jointly written with Josh Singer, Spotlight not only demonstrates investigative journalism at its finest, but perhaps more importantly, it shines a spotlight on a previously untouchable story.
January 17, 2019
A superbly crafted drama that perfectly captures the day-to-day activity in the newsroom and how it can have a lasting effect on the community in which it covers.
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