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Rated R · 128 minutes · 2015
In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.
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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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New Times San Luis Obispo Review: Spotlight A true story about Boston investigative journalists and the Catholic Church by Ken Korman 11/23/2015
Creative Loafing Atlanta ‘Spotlight’ pays compelling tribute to in-depth reporting Newspaper docudrama sheds light on Boston sex abuse scandal by Curt Holman 11/12/2015
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Seven Days Spotlight by Rick Kisonak 11/25/2015
Charleston City Paper Michael Keaton leads an ensemble cast in the riveting investigative drama Spotlight Spotlight is rare journey into journalism that gets at the heart of its investigators' subject without grandstanding the personalities or personal lives of those doing the poking around. Like the classic All the President's Men and David Fincher's Zodiac, Spotlight rides the rails of well-known history — in this case, the Catholic pedophilia scandal in Boston — but despite the anticlimactic nature of knowing how it ends, the film unfurls with intrigue, putting the viewer in the seat of those unearthing the unseemly truths, learning in the moment as the moment unfolds. by Tom Meek 11/06/2015
Boise Weekly Spotlight Takes Oscar's Top Gold This year's best picture trophy is a major victory for Open Road, formed in 2011 as a joint venture by Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment. by GlobalPost 02/29/2016
Gambit Review: Spotlight A true story about Boston investigative journalists and the Catholic Church by Ken Korman 11/23/2015
Connect Savannah Savannah Film Festival Review: Spotlight In addition to simply being a finely and tastefully crafted film, it doesn’t trivialize the abuse through maudlin sentimentalism, preferring instead to let story and characters largely speak for themselves without emotional manipulation. by Jim Morekis 10/27/2015
Boise Weekly Spotlight: Getting It Right "Making Spotlight reminded me that so many local newspapers simply don't have the resources any more to commit to long-form investigative journalism. In a large part, I hope Spotlight reminds the public how important investigative journalism is to the balance of a society by keeping an eye on what needs to be watched." by George Prentice 11/22/2015
Boise Weekly So Many Great Films, So Little Time "That has been the case for a while now. Honestly, I wish the movie studios could spread them out a bit. This time of year I wish I had six screens." by George Prentice 01/13/2016
Inlander Just the Facts Spotlight makes the work of journalism both heroic and human by Scott Renshaw 11/19/2015

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