Spotlight Reviews

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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.
June 13, 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.
March 1, 2018
... the protagonists of the film put ethics before ideologies and do not hesitate to confront their audience... [Full review in Spanish]
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]
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.
February 28, 2018
The script is amazing in its mastery of the complex material, since many strands converged for the paper to break the hold of the hierarchy over the city...
February 28, 2018
Birdman couldn't do it, but Spotlight just may win Michael Keaton an Oscar.
February 28, 2018
The downbeat material is matched by a quiet celebration that the dogged pursuit of the truth can and should matter, and that journalists, given resources, can provide this necessary check on power.
February 28, 2018
The screenplay, by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, is a well-oiled machine, drawing emotional resonances out of juxtapositions, while coherently connecting the logistical dots of an enormously complex investigation.
February 27, 2018
...a brilliant, precise cast. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 26, 2018
At a time when there are hardly any essays dedicated to investigative journalism, another survivor, the cinema, has assumed a responsibility that we got rid of a long time ago... [Full review in Spanish]
February 15, 2018
It's as blunt as a page of newspaper, bleeding ink.
January 26, 2018
Takes the research, analysis, interviews, red tape, dead ends and backroom politics of investigative journalism and turns it into an art form.
January 11, 2018
Spotlight is not a film about triumph, unlike most movies about the revelation of an ugly truth; it is a film that recognizes triumph as being just a step on the way to the next battle.
December 4, 2017
Spotlight serves as a genuine reminder to all journalists (whether they are doing actual important research or just writing about entertainment) that the effort and quality of their work should be the primary focus
November 20, 2017
Journalism is the hero here and this film is a compelling, impassioned and nostalgic glimpse of the work and time it requires.
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