Director: Tom McCarthy
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Billy Crudup
When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.
This movie is based on a true story.
This movie takes you to the frontlines of these reporters desk to show you how these men and women devoted their time to retrieve the information that they needed to crack this case wide open, so the public would know what is going on in the city of Boston. There were almost 100 Catholic priest with multiple charges of child molestation in the city. That is such a large number to go unnoticed by the police, but the church covered most of it up with the help of a few lawyers.
For something like this to happen and in that large of a case load, the reporters work to bust all of the priest and the lawyers that help with the cover up. This has been an on growing problem for decades, and it is great that something was trying to be done about it.
The movie was very well made. Now, this is not a action packed or overtly dramatic movie. The movie is made up of lots of conversations. That is it, so you really have to stay with it to really know what is going on.
The cast for the movie is outstanding. All of the actors pretty much had the same level of a performance. No one was really over the top, except for Mark Ruffalo. He showed his character's emotions a couple of times.
This is a movie well worth watching. It may seem slow to some of you out there, but let me tell you, the information is interesting and needs to be heard by all. Enjoy.