Spotlight

“one of the year’s best films”

Lou Lumenick, New York Post

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Biography, Drama, History

128 min

2015

Tom McCarthy

CTC

synopsis

Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, Spotlight tells the riveting true story of a team of Boston Globe journalists who exposed one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. When the newspaper’s tenacious Spotlight team delves into abuse allegations against the Catholic Church, they uncover a shocking scandal involving the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment. Breaking the story in 2002, Spotlight’s efforts would earn them the Pulitzer Prize in 2003, set off a wave of revelations globally and cause a crisis in one the world’s most powerful institutions. Critically acclaimed and tipped as a favourite in this year’s Oscar race, Spotlight is a masterful film – thrilling, intelligent, deeply moving and wholly captivating from start to finish.

cast:

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, & John Slattery

crew:

Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

fan quotes:

"Flat-out brilliant with powerhouse performances." - Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood

**** [4 stars] “Riveting. An insanely gripping high-wire act and the year’s most thrilling detective story. A landmark film.” Rolling Stone

***** [5 stars] “Powerful, precise and ruthlessly detailed. That all-too-rare beast: a movie that’s both important and engrossing.” Time Out

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