The Post

The Post

The Post

Oscar-nominated Steven Spielberg historical drama starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep (in an Academy Award-nominated performance) as the editor and publisher of the Washington Post. The pair wrestle with the decision as to whether they should publish classified documents exposing US government lies about the Vietnam War - a leak that would come to be known as the Pentagon Papers. 

2017Rating: M, Offensive language116 minsUSA
DramaThrillerTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

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).

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Vulture

Vulture

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

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Variety

Variety

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.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Imagine The West Wing minus all the wit…

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

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

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