Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber and Stanley Tucci lead this true story following the Boston Globe journalists who investigated allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, uncovering and exposing a decade-long cover-up that spans the world. The investigation won the Pulitzer Prize. From the director of Win Win and The Station Agent.

Best Picture and Original Screenplay at the 2016 Academy Awards; Best Original Screenplay at the 2016 BAFTA Awards
2015Rating: M, Offensive language & content that may disturb128 minsUSA
ThrillerTrue Story & Biography
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Shines a pretty big spotlight on the world's misdeeds.

I usually really don't enjoy true story films. I mean, sure they're portraying something incredible that people need to see, but I feel like most aren't done too well. But when you get an amazing director and an even more amazing collective group of actors together you get something like Spotlight, something that really opens your eyes and defines the...

5.0
0

Disturbing subject matter yet well executed

I had heard a lot of buzz around this film before seeing it and with an impressive cast I was excited to see it. The subject matter certainly makes it "Oscar Bait". I thought the film was well paced and had an intensity to it where I felt myself so drawn into the film and what they were doing. I did not know anything about the story other than the jokes...

5.0
0

Not oscar material

A pedestrian journey through its subject matter, brought to life with stellar acting from Liev Schriber, Mark Ruffalo and Stanley Tucci.

3.0
0

Not the best picture but a worthy nominee

No, the Big Short was my best picture, but Spotlight was very good too. Well acted by a great cast. Even though you knew the final outcome, it sustained your interest through the whole long and difficult process, painting a solid picture of Boston's ultra Catholic along the way. Would there have been a Royal Commission in Australia if the a Spotlight team...

4.0
0

Thought provoking

Captivating, interesting and though provoking, i really enjoyed this film. Intrigued me a lot and was full of surprises and twists and turns... definitely opened my eyes into the matters explored in the movie.

4.0
0

Unmissable

I love a good newspaper film and this one definitely didn't disappoint. It's a quietly considered, but passionate film, much like it's wonderful ensemble cast, who immediately shine with diligence & integrity - in place of actor-y showiness and star power. An easy trap to fall into with the impressive line up, but actor-turned-director Tom McCarthy puts...

5.0
0

Shining Light

This is old fashioned film making at its best: one of the most superb cast's to be assembled in years that slowly unwind the harrowing true story of the Catholic church's systematic cover up of paedophilic priest's. Never entangled in trumped up Hollywood sentimentality, this is a film that will have you riveted and haunted in equal measure.

5.0
0

Review: Spotlight

Spotlight is a grim tale. A section of the Boston Globe Newspaper, Spotlight, takes on the task of uncovering the magnitude of molestation and subsequent cover up in the Catholic Church. The strong ensemble cast of Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams lead us through an enthralling and shocking investigation piece with potentially the screenplay...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A magnificently nerdy process movie — a tour de force of filing-cabinet cinema...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A rigorously detailed telling of an important story that never loses sight of the human devastation.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A more subtle, damning film for implicating the media – as much as the church, the courts, the legal profession and other Boston institutions – in the systematic, wider cultural cover-up it describes.

5.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

For all of its modesty and dedication to process, Spotlight winds up being a startlingly emotional experience...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Never hits the heights of passion, but capably and decently tells an important story.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

This might just be the best newspaper film since All the President's Men in 1976.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

This landmark film takes a clear-eyed look at the digital future and honors the one constant that journalism needs to stay alive and relevant: a fighting spirit.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Its prosaic presentation suggests that the story's full potential, encompassing deep, disturbing and enduring pain on all sides of the issue, has only begun to be touched.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A grown-up film about serious people that mercifully escapes any awards-grabbing platitudes, this is more thrilling than most action movies.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A magnificently nerdy process movie — a tour de force of filing-cabinet cinema...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A rigorously detailed telling of an important story that never loses sight of the human devastation.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A more subtle, damning film for implicating the media – as much as the church, the courts, the legal profession and other Boston institutions – in the systematic, wider cultural cover-up it describes.

5.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

For all of its modesty and dedication to process, Spotlight winds up being a startlingly emotional experience...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Never hits the heights of passion, but capably and decently tells an important story.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

This might just be the best newspaper film since All the President's Men in 1976.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

This landmark film takes a clear-eyed look at the digital future and honors the one constant that journalism needs to stay alive and relevant: a fighting spirit.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Its prosaic presentation suggests that the story's full potential, encompassing deep, disturbing and enduring pain on all sides of the issue, has only begun to be touched.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A grown-up film about serious people that mercifully escapes any awards-grabbing platitudes, this is more thrilling than most action movies.

4.0
0

Shines a pretty big spotlight on the world's misdeeds.

I usually really don't enjoy true story films. I mean, sure they're portraying something incredible that people need to see, but I feel like most aren't done too well. But when you get an amazing director and an even more amazing collective group of actors together you get something like Spotlight, something that really opens your eyes and defines the...

5.0
0

Disturbing subject matter yet well executed

I had heard a lot of buzz around this film before seeing it and with an impressive cast I was excited to see it. The subject matter certainly makes it "Oscar Bait". I thought the film was well paced and had an intensity to it where I felt myself so drawn into the film and what they were doing. I did not know anything about the story other than the jokes...

5.0
0

Not oscar material

A pedestrian journey through its subject matter, brought to life with stellar acting from Liev Schriber, Mark Ruffalo and Stanley Tucci.

3.0
0

Not the best picture but a worthy nominee

No, the Big Short was my best picture, but Spotlight was very good too. Well acted by a great cast. Even though you knew the final outcome, it sustained your interest through the whole long and difficult process, painting a solid picture of Boston's ultra Catholic along the way. Would there have been a Royal Commission in Australia if the a Spotlight team...

4.0
0

Thought provoking

Captivating, interesting and though provoking, i really enjoyed this film. Intrigued me a lot and was full of surprises and twists and turns... definitely opened my eyes into the matters explored in the movie.

4.0
0

Unmissable

I love a good newspaper film and this one definitely didn't disappoint. It's a quietly considered, but passionate film, much like it's wonderful ensemble cast, who immediately shine with diligence & integrity - in place of actor-y showiness and star power. An easy trap to fall into with the impressive line up, but actor-turned-director Tom McCarthy puts...

5.0
0

Shining Light

This is old fashioned film making at its best: one of the most superb cast's to be assembled in years that slowly unwind the harrowing true story of the Catholic church's systematic cover up of paedophilic priest's. Never entangled in trumped up Hollywood sentimentality, this is a film that will have you riveted and haunted in equal measure.

5.0
0

Review: Spotlight

Spotlight is a grim tale. A section of the Boston Globe Newspaper, Spotlight, takes on the task of uncovering the magnitude of molestation and subsequent cover up in the Catholic Church. The strong ensemble cast of Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams lead us through an enthralling and shocking investigation piece with potentially the...

5.0
0