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The Post (2017) Movie Information

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Steven Spielberg


Alison Brie
Tom Hanks
Meryl Streep
Sarah Paulson
Carrie Coon
Bruce Greenwood





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Inspired by real events - Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper when she takes over The Washington Post. Long-time editor Ben Bradlee comes across the story of a lifetime - The Pentagon Papers, a massive government cover-up of Vietnam that spans three decades and involves four presidents. The story has implications that could not only harm their careers, but their very lives - as well as the future of the newspaper itself. -- Chris Kavan

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Indyfreak 04/26/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Steven Spielberg is my favorite director. But he was clearly on auto-pilot with this blantant example of Oscar-bait. Granted, given that it is a Spielberg movie, it's well made and the acting isn't bad. It's too bad the plot is predictable and hackneyed with its 'freedom of the press' message. Timely? Yes but without genuine passion outside of Oscar buzz, it is quite tiresome after a while. Still, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep together is its best asset and that part never gets old.

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Rod 02/16/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Good material and well execution. I knew what was about to happen (the ending) but the direction and performances were brilliant that the thrill and suspense were still felt. Freedom of the press is a good subject of debate nowadays making this film so relevant. Lastly, I like the feminist undertone of the script!

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04/04/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This was work to get through.

I mean, great performances all around, except for Tom Hanks which I will explain later. Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk, and Sarah Paulson were fantastic, having standout moments through out as all three carry the film on their shoulders. With Tom Hanks, not saying he was bad, just easily the weak link and failed to impress me. Nothing about his performance felt natural and came across too forced in certain scenes.

"The Post" tackles a serious subject matter and easily sheds light on relevant topics of today, hence why it was rushed into production - too bad it's not that memorable for any future discussion, which is unfortunate .

At the moment, Spielberg makes factor type films. While not a hack, but lost his prime. I will continue to watch his...

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