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Year
2015
Runtime
128 min.
Director
Tom McCarthy
Genres
Drama, Biography, History
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
136,319
Checks
11,896
Favs
946
Dislikes
39
Favs/checks
8.0% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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  1. chunkylefunga's avatar

    chunkylefunga

    Interesting and well though out movie about such a disgusting, ongoing, cover up by the church.

    Amazing that in this day and ages the rapists aren't gaoled and simply moved to another parish.
    1 year 9 months ago
  2. justwannaboogie's avatar

    justwannaboogie

    Taut, succinct and well executed. The ending is both moving and satisfying. 1 year 9 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Spotlight is a procedural journalism story in the style of All the Presidents Men, about the Boston Globe's investigative team that uncovered the Catholic Church's cover-up of hundreds of its priests' molesting children. While the crimes are horrific, the film retains an intellectual feel that keeps it from dipping into melodrama; it wasn't the kind of thing during which I would well up, except at the very end when a particular "fact card" came up and gut-punchingly brought the whole thing home (no spoilers). With a lot of verisimilitude, no glamorizing, pretty great naturalistic - even anti-filmic - performances from all involved, Spotlight is the kind of film that somehow makes phone calls and paperwork exciting and fills you with apprehension. I think "award" season is well and truly launched. 1 year 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #16 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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  2. This movie ranks #19 in History
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  3. This movie ranks #34 in 2010s
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  4. This movie ranks #88 in BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century
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  5. This movie ranks #89 in Academy Award Best Pictures
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  6. This movie ranks #155 in Reddit top 250
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  8. This movie ranks #306 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  10. This movie ranks #993 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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