Spotlight

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  126 min.
Release Date: November 13, 2015 - Toronto, Vancouver - November 13, 2015 - Toronto, Vancouver
November 20 - wide

DVD: February 23, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.89
based on 92 votes and 37 reviews
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Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James

Synopsis

When newly-hired senior editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber) at the Boston Globe insists that the members of "Spotlight" — a four-person investigative team led by editor Walter Robinson (Michael Keaton) — do an investigation into the child abuse perpetrated by Catholic Church clergy, he's initially met with resistance.

He doesn't back down and once the reporters start digging, they're shocked when they uncover a massive conspiracy to cover up years of child abuse, involving hundreds of children in the Boston area, perpetrated by at least 87 pedophile priests.

Director: Thomas McCarthy
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar, Michael Bederman, Blye Pagon Faust
Screenplay: Thomas McCarthy, Josh Singer
Official Site: SpotlightTheFilm.com

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  • 5 stars "Outstanding movie! Kudos to McCarthy for his courage in making this movie. Well directed and extremely well cast."
  • 5 stars "Charming and irresistible!"
  • 1 star "Very boring."