This film’s title refers to the Pulitzer Prize–winning Boston Globe’s “spotlight” team of reporters whose investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church uncovered one of the biggest scandals of modern times.
Add to this socially relevant and emotional subject matter a cast as accomplished as they are crowd-pleasing — including Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, John Slattery — and you’re really cooking with gas. THE WORD: What really makes Spotlight so worthy of attention is that Academy Award–nominated director Tom McCarthy engineers a nearly pitch-perfect journalism drama that is utterly exciting from beginning to end and somehow never a downer. COMING TO: Theaters
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