Don't miss this crackling - and deeply important - film about the power of the press.
Invigorating moviemaking in every way imaginable, "Spotlight" is spot-on.
"Spotlight" isn't quite as good as "All The President's Men," the gold standard of films about journalism. But it's close.
This is why Spotlight's moral of humility is so powerful. There are so many things that we don't know, so many assumptions that we don't recognize as such, so many questions that we haven't even thought to ask.
If there was a Best Ensemble acting category, the cast of Spotlight would be a frontrunner. The film has no lead actor but there are five or six strong supporting performances.
Like the story being reported within the film, Spotlight is simultaneously emotional and clear-eyed. It's an explosive yet necessary piece of journalism in and of itself. And it's easily one of the year's best.
A touching ode to the old-fashioned notion that some things simply need reporting; never mind the effort, the expense, or the effect on circulation.
Spotlight is a mystery, a thriller and a human interest drama, but mostly it's a love letter to investigative journalism.
A remarkably assured and tight retelling of the Boston Globe's investigation into the Catholic Church's legacy of child abuse and cover-ups.