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Spotlight Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 14, 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 23, 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 16, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 7, 2018
Spotlight works as a legal thriller, a newspaper drama, an examination of values we take for granted and of how people survive profound damage. It is, as they say, the full package.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 4, 2018
It's clearly a salient story to tell, and the earnestness of the production makes it trundle along breezily enough to its predictable conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2018
There's a lot to be said for a movie this interested in the stress of mental exertion. It's literally all work and no play, exemplifying the kind of extreme dedication that broke a decade-spanning case wide open.
October 25, 2018
[Spotlight] reminds us all we should never take things at face value, our hearts should always search for the truth, and most importantly - we need the news.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
August 27, 2018
Thoughtful, smart and eerily timely in its look at the dangers of blind loyalty, it's easily one of the best films of the year.
August 27, 2018
Spotlight is a film that serves the story. It's unfettered filmmaking that is direct and honest and amazingly refreshing in its focus and one of the best films of the year.
August 23, 2018
It's a celebration of dedication and competence. Characters hunch over directories, clippings and files. They compile databases and underline. It's glorious.
August 22, 2018
The truth is sometimes hard to swallow, but "Spotlight" reminds us that we can't turn a blind eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 12, 2018
This is a movie that manages to leave its audience breathless without ever overexerting itself.
April 30, 2018
It captures an essential truth about Boston, that feeling of drabness mixed with hostility and peculiarity anyone that who has ever had to knock on a stranger's door in that town has felt.
February 28, 2018
... the protagonists of the film put ethics before ideologies and do not hesitate to confront their audience... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 28, 2018
... hardly anyone can throw the first stone: by action or omission the responsibility is distributed to broad sectors of society. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 28, 2018
It's those characters who give the rhythm to the story, they make the heart of the movie beat. [Full review in Spanish]
February 28, 2018
There are great performances by the cast, especially Schreiber who delivers a placid interpretation of constant reflection. [Full review in Spanish]
February 28, 2018
Spotlight manages the seemingly impossible task of wooing journalists with authenticity while still elevating reporters to hero status, as they battle a formidable and corrupt institution with righteous determination.
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