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Spotlight (15)

Spotlight (15)

Biography, Drama, History

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.

The critical consensus

Tom McCarthy’s impeccably executed newsroom drama boasts an all-star ensemble.

*****James Mottram, The List, 25/01/2016

A rigorously detailed telling of an important story that never loses sight of the human devastation. Terrific turns from the ensemble cast.

****(*)Jamie Graham, Total Film, 25/01/2016

A grown-up film about serious people that mercifully escapes any awards-grabbing platitudes, this is more thrilling than most action movies.

****(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 26/01/2016

Old-style journalism triumphs in the story of the real-life team who knocked on doors and scoured the cuttings library to reveal a scandal that may have begun centuries ago.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 28/01/2016

Spotlight is an old-fashioned film that tells its story in a painstaking and thoroughly absorbing fashion.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 28/01/2016

Spotlight is the kind of completely absorbing film that makes you think, makes you feel and keeps you on the very edge of your seat.

*****Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 29/01/2016

Tom McCarthy’s solid newsroom drama gets behind the headlines of the child abuse scandal that rocked Boston’s Catholic community in 2002.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 31/01/2016

The performances are unshowy but riveting.

*****Henry Fitzherbert, Sunday Express, 31/01/2016

Features about Spotlight (15)

Oscar contender Spotlight upsets the balance of power

Emma Jones, BBC, 25/01/2016

Spotlight: Oscar-nominated film tells the story of The Boston Globe's finest moment

David Usborne, The Independent, 28/01/2016

Spotlight's Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and director Tom McCarthy: 'More victims are coming forward because of this film'

Jacob Stolworthy, The Independent, 29/01/2016

Spotlight shows journalism as it really is

Adian Smith, The Scotsman, 02/02/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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