The Report


The Report (2019)


Critic Consensus: The Report draws on a dark chapter in American history to offer a sober, gripping account of one public servant's crusade for accountability.


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The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate's sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.


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All Critics (30) | Top Critics (9)

You can agree with its thrust while still feeling something majorly irresponsible has happened with Scott Z. Burns's tunnel-visiony direction and hectoring script; he makes Aaron Sorkin seem restrained.

Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With razor-sharp dialogue and a perfect cast, The Report hums.

Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…

A gripping procedural about the tenacity and moral certainty needed to navigate a complex Washington minefield.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…
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"The Report" parcels out its intel efficiently enough, though it creaks a bit more than it crackles.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

A sober, and sobering account of the Senate's investigation into the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques...

Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…

A sobering, supremely well-crafted procedural in the vein of Spotlight in The Post that seems designed to induce anger and catharsis in equal measure.

Jan 27, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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