Spotlight film review


UK release date: 29/1/16

Runtime: 129 minutes

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

This film is much like the investigative journalist is stars. It methodically stacks up the facts and evidence for your viewing in an undramatic way. There is no tense music or chase scenes. It has a very matter of fact way of presenting this film.

But this is as powerful and impactful as a high action film, if more so. Even the music is an understated melody that further impacts you.

The entire cast was stunningly good. No one person had a bigger role than the others. No one person was the main character. There was no such thing. It stayed true to the main thing and that’s the story of the atrocious acts by priests and the victims of them.

At the end of this film, it gives you a list of places where this has happened. Now, my Dad can’t read the text so I had to read all of the text at the end and as they came on the screen, I couldn’t utter one for the shock of how many there was. I mean, I knew, but when you see it lay out like that.

This is a deeply moving and well made film. It’s so shocking to see the level of deciet taken by people to cover it up. It’s one film you have to watch at the very least once.

To sum up, Brilliantly made, Great actors, Must watch

Was it worth the watch? Yes

Would I re-watch? No

Stars: 5/6


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9 thoughts on “Spotlight film review

  1. MyBookJacket 27/02/2016 / 4:23 am

    Need to add it to the to watch list. I’ve been completely ignoring movies lately. First Danish girl. Then this.

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  2. Zoë 01/03/2016 / 9:24 am

    Great review! Still really looking forward to seeing this.

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