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      There is an incredible balance within the film. It is a journalism procedural, but there is also the serious and unsettling story we witness being uncovered.

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Aug 25, 2022

      The excellent ensemble of actors holds up a story that is straight-forward but effective in its dedication to the painstaking research needed to uncover such an important story.

      Full Review | Original Score: 9/10 | May 27, 2022

      McCarthy's sobering drama affects on multiple levels, from personal to spiritual.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | Apr 25, 2022

      Little pieces expose an entire world.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Aug 16, 2021

      Perfectly paced and structured like a thriller.

      Full Review | Original Score: A- | Aug 10, 2021

      The power the media has to affect change and expose corruption is one that should never be taken for granted. It takes a special movie like Spotlight to bring this back into focus.

      Full Review | Jul 30, 2021

      No tights or capes, but this is a film about superheroes.

      Full Review | Jun 8, 2021

      One of the film's strengths is that it shows the Catholic hierarchy as an essential component of Boston's political and social superstructure.

      Full Review | Feb 26, 2021

      A glimpse behind the scenes of the Boston Globe's revelatory articles exposing pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church takes few prisoners and paints the staff of the Globe as heroes who had to put aside their own cherished beliefs to bring about justice.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | Dec 16, 2020

      A syllogism: A) The Communist agenda put 1,100 men into the Catholic church to destroy it from within. B) The destruction was due to rampant pedophilia. C) Therefore, the 1,100 men were chosen because they were pedophiles. "Spotlight" shows why.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Dec 12, 2020

      It's practically a documentary in the way that it depicts the reporting that led to the unearthing of 2001's shattering Catholic Archdiocese scandal.

      Full Review | Original Score: 8/10 | Dec 4, 2020

      A nearly perfect example of what happens when the perfect filmmaker works with the perfect script and acquires the perfect cast and crew to bring a story to life.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4.0 | Sep 24, 2020

      A celebration of the profession and a source of inspiration for every journalist. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Jun 28, 2020

      Spotlight reminds us the relevance of journalism in a society where the search for truth has been kidnapped by fallacies. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 8/10 | Jun 26, 2020

      Relevant, exciting, and minimal (on a grand scale), this one is unmissable.

      Full Review | Apr 7, 2020

      Spotlight itself is a masterpiece of grounded filmmaking.

      Full Review | Feb 13, 2020

      The script... is a marvel of conveying a dense amount of information and characterization with intelligence, grace, and a surprising amount of tension.

      Full Review | Jan 14, 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.

      Full Review | Jan 13, 2020

      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...

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Dec 30, 2019

      Spotlight is a taut, pulse-pounding thriller. The all-star cast delivers realistic and transformative performances.

      Full Review | Nov 22, 2019

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