Just the other day I attempted to watch Woody Allen's "Irrational Man" and failed to finish the film, assuming "talky films" appeal not to me … then on a whim I watched and finished "Spotlight", and decided that "talky films" are not my issue, with good "natural" acting and a tight script appealing to my senses moreso than "acting" acting and self-indulgence, which turns me off.
I had not known about this film's pedigree prior but can see the accolades are worth the time spent watching this Tom McCarthy-directed piece, held safely by actors all around, in this splendid ensemble feature film.
I am also inspired by the power and responsibility of the "written word", something that seems to be watered down in this current day and internet age ...
A hearty 4/5 Boxes of Popcorn. Great for a rental, and if "talkies" are your bag, then this could be a keeper, subject matter notwithstanding.
I personally think this was more of an "actor's" and "script" film, rather than the subject matter, which in and of itself is a horrible "truth" vile to Western humanity.
"The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core." (IMDb)
"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, reporters Michael Rezendes, 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."