The Post

116 mins
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Oscar-nominated Steven Spielberg historical drama starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep (in an Academy Award-nominated performance) as the editor and... More

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The Post | Ratings & Reviews

"Timely in many ways, almost quaint in others, Steven Spielberg’s media drama The Post flirts with weighty issues, only some of which prove relevant in this attempted throwback to, and chronological precursor of, classic political reportage thriller All the President’s Men. As publisher and editor of the Washington Post, Streep and Hanks grapple here with the issue of whether to publish classified material about the Vietnam War leaked by Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys, TV's The Americans)."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"It's a joy to see Streep and Hanks play together, big movie stars locked into each other's fields of gravity."


"The film also takes you back to a time when the outcome was precarious, and the freedoms we thought we took for granted hung in the balance. Just as they do today."


"It finds the master filmmaker at his most thrillingly supple and intuitive."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep give excellent performances, though not exactly a stretch in either case, and both with a tiny, tasty touch of cheese."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Meticulously crafted, perfectly paced and brilliantly acted, the only thing that lets this terrific 1970s-set thriller down is too many ideas."


"A crackling entertainment made with precision and political purpose, "The Post" examines a crucial moment in American journalism, although the film clearly invites viewers to see the material's gripping contemporary relevance."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"It's a dramatic tale loaded with all manner of dynamics, political and personal, and Spielberg charges out of the gate at a brisk clip..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Imagine The West Wing minus all the wit…"


"Set nearly half a century ago, but remarkably prescient in these "fake news" times, The Post is an engaging and masterfully acted tale sure to be in the running come the Oscars."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"... "The Post" is meat and potatoes Spielberg in the best possible way."

Associated PressAssociated Press

The Post | Details

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Drama, Thriller, True Story & Biography
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