Spotlight (review)

Spotlight (review)
Spotlight (review)
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Spotlight is the Boston Globe’s team of reporters that specializes in investigative reporting. Their most famous story was about child abuse by Catholic priests and the cover-up by the church. This team (led by Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo & Rachel McAdams) tenaciously researches and interviews, as they gradually uncover the explosive truth. Even though this is basically a press procedural, the performances are earnest and the writing is rigorous. The tightly-paced drama is in their diligent efforts and intense concern. Director/co-writer Thomas McCarthy (along with Josh Singer) has resisted making the church into threatening villains and overloading the film with emotional confessions, which makes it more a fascinating academic exercise than a moving drama.

 

3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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