The Post

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date:
January 5, 2018 - Toronto
January 12, 2018 - Wide
Digital: April 3, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: April 17, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 2.87
based on 404 votes and 102 reviews
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Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlbarg, Zach Woods

Synopsis

Based on true events, The Post documents a time when The Washington Post publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) and her driven editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) worked to expose the government's true reason for involving itself in the Vietnam War, which was explained via the controversial Pentagon Papers.

Kay and Ben's work highlights that journalists are often at odds with some of the highest officials in government, especially when it's learned that four U.S. presidential administrations (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson) misled the American public over why the U.S. was really in Vietnam.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Steven Spielberg, Amy Pascal, Kristie Macosko Krieger
Screenplay: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Official Site: ThePostMovie.com

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  • 2 stars "This movie tries to be "All the President's Men" but doesn't come remotely close. Acting is poor and casting of the two major characters is even more poor."
  • 5 stars "Like movies that are historical. liked this one."
  • 5 stars "It gets across the intensity of that real life story."