Spotlight Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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