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An important story told very poorly. The direction is sub-par and the script is boring and self-important. Being timely doesn't mean you don't need characterization, narrative or dramatic tension. Meh.
I have to say I find The Post just a tad overrated. If you haven't seen it, it is the Oscar baity drama you would expect, but a very well-directed, well-shot, and well-acted one.
When it works, it is absolutely riveting. I'll find myself glued to the screen when the characters encounter a particular conflict.
But when it doesn't work, it's a bit of a slog. Particularly when sometimes writers Josh Singer and Liz Hannah feel the need for characters to explain what's going on in monologues and overlong conversations.
Back on the positive note, I found the ending EXTREMELY satisfying, and so did the theater in a nice round of applause.
Tries to emulate all the presiden'ts men but falls short and just ends up being an average film.
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This movie ranks #87 in National Board of Review Award - Best Film
This movie ranks #547 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #549 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
This movie ranks #928 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office