Spotlight Reviews

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.
March 2, 2016
For such an intense story Spotlight ultimately fails because it's so caught up in the process of news gathering that it stops being a compelling movie.
February 22, 2016
Despite having an important story to tell, and a top-notch cast to tell it with, Spotlight is a film that never comes to life thanks to a less-than-compelling narrative that turns the film into a bit of a slog to get through.
January 28, 2016
This is a worthy film on an important subject, but it just does not fly.
January 22, 2016
A risk-averse account of a group of people who were anything but.
January 22, 2016
The title suggests a beam of illumination but Spotlight has the dimmer switch turned low.
December 18, 2015
...dismal...made without a thought of pace...I was expecting another 'All the President's Men,' but this misses the mark on all points, including the failure to adequately indict the Church for its abominable actions.
November 25, 2015
There's a flatly functional artlessness to the visuals. Spotlight is drab, sometimes bordering on ugly. It may be a film worth seeing, but there isn't much to look at.
November 15, 2015
"Spotlight" is a labored reportage procedural that arrives a decade too late.
November 2, 2015
By modeling its structure so closely after All the President's Men, Spotlight only draws closer attention to its lack of scope and ambition.
October 31, 2015
A tedious bore. The cast chews up the scenery with twitchy acting trying to put energy into the plodding script.
September 3, 2015
The capable main actors don't have much to do except chase leads around town and interview those willing to talk; there's no depth given to these reporters.