Spotlight

Read between the lies.


Spotlight
During 2015 the vibe around this film was that it would the one to beat at the Academy Awards. As it turned out, The Revenant took that honour, but that does not diminish the quality presented here. Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious ''Spotlight'' team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.

129 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, Religious, Thriller, On the art circuit

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I wonder how much they will pay us to bury this story ...
I wonder how much they will pay us to bury this story ...

Credits

Cast
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keeton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci
Director
Tom McCarthy
ScreenplayJosh Singer, Tom McCarthy
MusicHoward Shore
CinematographyMasanobu Takayanagi
EditingTom McArdle
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced byAnonymous Content, First Look Media, Participant Media, Rocklin / Faust

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild to moderate
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
0
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Lara de Matos quote iconWhen only brilliant journalists can deliver us from evil.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconGejaag na waarheid oor dié priesters boei.
15
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconIn the 'Spotlight'.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconSpotlight is pretty terrific.
15
Metacritic.com
45 critics
19
Rottentomatoes critics
240 critics
18
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSpotlight gracefully handles the lurid details of its fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life subjects.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
18
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconPowerful, intense film about Boston church abuse scandal.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
298 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
43199 users
18
Internet
43212 Netizens quote iconSpotlight is the Best Film of 2015
16

Average .. 81%

16

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