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The Post's period setting belies its bitingly timely themes, brought compellingly to life by director Steven Spielberg and an outstanding ensemble cast. Read critic reviews

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Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.

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Meryl Streep
Katharine Graham
Tom Hanks
Ben Bradlee
Bruce Greenwood
Robert McNamara
Matthew Rhys
Daniel Ellsberg
Bob Odenkirk
Ben Bagdikian
Sarah Paulson
Tony Bradlee
Tracy Letts
Fritz Beebe
Bradley Whitford
Arthur Parsons
Alison Brie
Lally Graham Weymouth
Liz Hannah
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Josh Singer
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Tom Karnowski
Executive Producer
Josh Singer
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Adam Somner
Executive Producer
Tim White
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  • Dec 26, 2018
    Spielberg's least spectacular film can rely on a great cast and the powerful message of the importance of a free journalism as portrayed by the real case of Washington Post vs the US government in 1971. Starts out rather slowly but ends up very satisfying. It says a lot about the catastrophic current US administration that this film feels like full attack on its handling of the press.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2018
    Great acting, a little boring and slow to start.
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  • Apr 30, 2018
    Great story, direction, actors equals a wonderful movie. They can make a part two featuring Watergate Scandal, but that's for the another time.
    Mohet N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2018
    Timely modern-day commentary is offered in this look back to the drama that unfolded with the release of several volumes of classified military documents that outline the failure of U.S. policy in Vietnam. Everyone is on point, more or less, working professionals delivering a class on how to deliver the goods with class. Still ... although the stakes are high there is a wee disconnect that enables a lack of concern for the efforts and this'll go down as just another "newspaper movie", without the hoopla the players usually get.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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