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Spotlight

Lists: Drama, Golden Globes 2015 Best Picture Nominees, Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture of 2015, Nomination Heavy Films of 2015, Film Quest 2016, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core."

Overall Ranking: 195 (Rank from 2015: # 7)


Rating:
87.92
Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)
88.97

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%




 


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film98.5(full review)
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Howard Schumann of Critical Movie Critics97(full review)
Keith And The Movies97(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Dan O'Neill95(full review)
Bryan Lienesch93 - For all the talking heads, half-truths, and sensationalism that dominates the so-called "news channels" these days, we needed this film. Not only to remind us what passionate people can still do, but what journalism, true journalism, can still be.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 7
Darren of Movie Reviews 10192
Sober Film Critic James Brown88(full review)
Stewart Hoffman88(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine88 - It's another great role for Keaton following up last year's Oscar winning hit "Birdman" (click for T&T post). In "Spotlight" he plays a super likable guy with important contacts who treat him like he's a star quarterback. Except in this case he starts to hit too close to home and a couple of higher ups involved in the scandal try to convince him to "be a team player."
(full review)
Rewatch: 6
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes85(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
Citizen Charlie80(full review)
Minnesota Man80 - What true journalism used to look like.
(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80 - Intriguing and important story, but nothing special about the way it was told. Above average movie, decent dialogue. Decent acting. Nothing special.
(full review)
Khalid Rafi77(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman70 - Well-made but a bit too conventional.
(full review)



People Involved

  • Mark Ruffalo (Michael Rezendes)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Michael Rezendes)
  • Michael Keaton (Walter Robby Robinson)
  • Michael Keaton (Walter Robby Robinson)
  • Rachel McAdams (Sacha Pfeiffer)
  • Rachel McAdams (Sacha Pfeiffer)
  • Liev Schreiber (Marty Baron)
  • Liev Schreiber (Marty Baron)
  • John Slattery (Ben Bradlee Jr.)
  • John Slattery (Ben Bradlee Jr.)
  • Stanley Tucci (Mitchell Garabedian)
  • Stanley Tucci (Mitchell Garabedian)
  • Brian dArcy James (Matt Carroll)
  • Brian dArcy James (Matt Carroll)
  • Billy Crudup (Eric MacLeish)
  • Billy Crudup (Eric MacLeish)
  • Jamey Sheridan (Jim Sullivan)
  • Jamey Sheridan (Jim Sullivan)
  • Len Cariou (Cardinal Law)
  • Len Cariou (Cardinal Law)
  • Paul Guilfoyle (Peter Conley)
  • Paul Guilfoyle (Peter Conley)
  • Elena Wohl (Barbara)
  • Elena Wohl (Barbara)
  • Maureen Keiller (Eileen McNamara)
  • Maureen Keiller (Eileen McNamara)
  • Neal Huff (Phil Saviano)
  • Neal Huff (Phil Saviano)
  • (Director)
  • (Director)
  • Josh Singer (Director)