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Spotlight
Academy Award® Winner
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...  View more >

Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Dec 1, 2015
A powerful drama that acts like a mystery and the people are very smart. The movie is based on the real life investigation of John Geognan, an priest who is accused of molesting 80 boys and the the Catholic Church is keeping the whole thing silent. A team of journalist from the Boston Globe are assign to the case which lead to interview with the churchmen as well as the victim of the abuse. This movie told in a honest and brilliant way as they fight to learn the truth. This movie is the cloest thing it will ever come to "All the President's Men." A film that uses investigative journalism to get at the truth. The film stars Michael keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams as they led to the truth even if the truth is shocking. One of the best movies of the year.
Dec 5, 2015
This movie will probably win an Oscar. Great script and great acting.
Jan 24, 2016
Feb 13, 2016
A must see for everyone!!
Mar 6, 2016
great movie with a great cast and a subject hot today.

Keaton and Ruffalo carry this movie well with good emotion.
Jun 1, 2016
Having won the Academy Award for Best Picture, I had high expectations for Spotlight, and I wasn't disappointed.

The movie covers a sensitive topic for some; the investigation by the Boston Globe of a cover-up of sexual abuse by priests by the Archdiocese and its leadership. Those concerned about how that is handled can rest assured that the focus is not on the acts, but on the investigation undertaken by the investigative journalists. Sure, there are some details discussed, but it's not sensational, nor is it tabloid-type journalism.

The performances in this movie are extremely good. From the core team (Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams got Oscar nominations) to the ancillary characters, this is an example of how good movies can be elevated by actors who know their craft and are willing to deliver on-screen.

I highly recommend Spotlight, not for the subject matter, but for the quality of the story, the performances, and the ability of its director and crew to make it a compelling way to spend two hours. Much like watching a movie about restaurants and cooking make you want to enjoy a well-prepared dinner, watching Spotlight makes you wish that there were more examples of such journalism still present in this age of news as entertainment.
Jul 2, 2016
Spotlight sheds some light on touchy subject matter, but tells the story in a breathtaking way. The entire cast is solid, delivering down-to-Earth, dramatic, daresay perfect performances from Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams, and Michael Keaton are specifically noteworthy. Tom McCarthy is a brilliant director. After winning the Oscar for both Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, that truly goes to show what matters when making a great film. Yes, the acting and effects and directing is important, but what it comes down to is the writing and the story that make great pictures. This easily deserves the Best Picture nomination and win. Sidenote: Both of the last two years' Best Picture winners has Michael Keaton in them. Coincidence?

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