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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.
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2h 9m
Drama, History
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.
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Mark Ruffalo
Michael Rezendes
Michael Keaton
Walter 'Robby' Robinson
Rachel McAdams
Sacha Pfeiffer
Liev Schreiber
Marty Baron
John Slattery
Ben Bradlee Jr.
Brian dArcy James
Matt Carroll
Stanley Tucci
Mitchell Garabedian
Elena Wohl
Gene Amoroso
Steve Kurkjian
Doug Murray
Peter Canellos
Sharon McFarlane
Helen Donovan
Jamey Sheridan
Jim Sullivan
Neal Huff
Phil Saviano
Billy Crudup
Eric Macleish
Robert B Kennedy
Court Clerk Mark
Duane Murray
Hansi Kalkofen
Paul Guilfoyle
Peter Conley
Michael Countryman
Richard Gilman
Tim Whalen
Young Cop
Martin Roach
Cop in Coffee Shop
Brad Borbridge
Sports Editor
Directed By: Tom McCarthy

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iiWejdan says...
9 years ago
It got this documentary feel in a way that emphasize the story credibility like those are real reporters and real victims notnot some reenactment of event. That's what makes spotlight special also the incredible cast obviously
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Messtix says...
8 years ago
This is a strong story. Amazing cast. It makes you see things from another point of view.
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MrAniki says...
8 years ago
Sometimes it's easy to forget that we spend most of our time stumbling around the dark. Suddenly, a light gets turned on and there's a fair share of blame to go around. I can't speak to what happened before I arrived, but all of you have done some very good reporting here. Reporting that I believe is going to have an immediate and considerable impact on our readers. For me, this kind of story is why we do this.
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faithful soul says...
8 years ago
Compelling account of a true event and shocking revelations about the Catholic Church. It is important, of course, to remember that abuse happens in all corners of the world, and even in your street. Whilst the film is important, it should not be assumed that every Catholic Priest is an abuser - as in all cases - teachers, neighbours etc. there are good people in the majority. The film highlights the injustice of the Catholic church in covering up the abuse and despite the knowledge prevalent amongst the public, it is hoped that there is now more honesty in such institutions. Sadly, of course, the film is still relevant.
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CONTAINS SPOILERS7/10  8 years ago
It's hard to say how much knowing what happens affects our enjoyment of a story. We live in the age of the spoilerphobe, where nerds like me abandon social media in the days leading up to a major release for fear of having significant plot points or major twists revealed too soon. But in Shakesp More
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8/10  8 years ago
For a film with such an emotive and challenging subject matter, this is such a low-key and underplayed film. The filmmakers seem to recognize that details of how the Catholic Church dealt with both the perpetrators and victims of child sexual abuse speak for themselves and instead they have used thi More
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7 years ago
Considering the very controversial and sickening nature of this story and how it can be sensitively portrayed everything about this film is outstanding and highly impressive. From the performances of the leading ensemble cast to the supporting actors it is clear the entire team of the ‘Spotlight†More
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8/10  8 years ago
Spotlight is a movie about a team inside The Boston Globe, called Spotlight. They investigate stories and work confidential. When a new editor start the work for the Globe, Spotlight is made to investigate the Geoghan case, which is about a priest that molested children. Once Spotlight starts workin More
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