Spotlight – Review Repost – In Stores Now!!!

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Spotlight – Budget of $20 million – 2 hours 8 minutes

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Spotlight
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In 2001, the Boston Globe had an investigation team called Spotlight.  It would take Spotlight 1 year to investigate and few months to put a story together .  A new editor, Marty Baron, ask the team to investigate stories about priests molesting young boys.  Fearing lay-offs due to the new editor’s arrival, the team starts their investigation.  During the investigation, the Spotlight team (made up of Michael, Robby, Sacha, and Matt) see how deep and wide the cover-up goes.  Each investigator/reporter is impacted by this story and is forced to decide when to release their information to the public.  They have painful victim statements to collect, a disappearing paper trail to find, and a religious and legal cover-up to untangle.

This ‘based on actual facts’ movie is Oscar worthy.  The attention to details when telling the story of the investigation and its reporters is amazing.  The conversations are gripping and compelling.  This did not feel like a 2 hour movie.  You leave wishing would could have learned more.  The actors’ performances are flawless and never over the top.  Ruffalo, Keaton, McAdams, Schreiber, Slattery, and James bring out the best of each other’s performance.  This movie has a heartbreaking and shocking end crawl that must be seen, in order to be believed.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

We can’t let Cardinal Law know about this until we know what we have – Robby

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