Spotlight (2015)

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Break the story. Break the silence.

Directed By Thomas McCarthy Starring Michael Keaton  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Liev Schreiber  •  John Slattery Genres Based-on-a-True-Story  •  Docudrama  •  Drama  •  Newspaper Film Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Picture Winning  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  Open Road Films  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Winning  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Film Winning  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Film Nominated  •  National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film Winning  •  Satellite Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Satellite Award for Best Film Winning  •  88th Academy Awards Nominated  •  Detriot Film Critics Society Award for Best Film Winning  •  Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture Winning  •  Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film Winning  •  Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Winning
Release Info November 6, 2015
Color  •  128 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (4)

 
JC13

JC13 on 12/24/2015 Reply  · 

Good based on a true story film with a great cast.

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Ufhamlet

Ufhamlet on 1/9/2016 Reply  · 

Great cast that all give fantastic performances in the midst of super heavy material. I don't want to see it again, but I'm glad I saw it once.

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cdogzilla

cdogzilla on 8/3/2016 Reply  · 

Like "The Big Short", I think it's a fair question whether a 'based on true events' drama was the treatment to which the subject matter was most naturally suited, if straight documentary might have carried more weight. That said, I think as a drama, this works -- it packs a punch and, while not innovative in terms of being visual or cinematic, the way the structures of the Catholic church dominate the background of many scenes buttresses the thematic elements, making good use of the medium. As a portrait of how people manifest the power of institutions to exert their will, for good or evil, this is compelling, simultaneously hopeful & discouraging. The performances are solid, the story engaging (and important), and the film is, IMHO, one of the more deserving Oscar winners, even if it was recognized as much for being earnest/Oscarbait-y as for its actual accomplishments.

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JRM

JRM on 8/9/2016 Reply  · 

Amazing film. Important piece of art.

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