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Rated R · 128 minutes · 2015

Drama
A crack flying squad of actors – including Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, and Billy Crudup – takes a public-affairs workout with director Tom McCarthy’s dramatization of the Boston Globe’s 2002 exposé of pedophile sexual crimes amongst Roman Catholic clergy in that city. The real-life reporters and editors won a Pulitzer Prize for their work. No doubt McCarthy, screenwriter Josh Singer, and the cast are angling for awards of their own. But that doesn’t mean this newspaper drama lacks human interest or Grade-A actorly firepower, especially Ruffalo and Keaton. Brisk, businesslike, and still quite shocking (128 min.).
Official Site: spotlightthefilm.com
Director: Tom McCarthy
Producer: Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Faust, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Pierre Omidyar, Michael Bederman, Bard Dorros, Tom Ortenberg, Peter Lawson and Xavier Marchand
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian James, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, Paul Guilfoyle, Jamey Sheridan, Len Cariou, Neal Huff and Michael Creighton

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