Overall Rank: 211
Average Rating: 3.3/4
# of Ratings: 86
Theatrical Release Date: 11/25/2015
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/23/2016
Genre: Biography, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Thomas McCarthy
Actors: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James
Plot: The Boston Globe investigates the local Catholic Archdiocese and uncovers secrets long buried - a massive cover-up of child molestation that shakes the foundations of the Catholic church to its core. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019
"Spotlight" does a good job at putting a scandal under an in-depth evaluation while also being respectful to the religious institution at its center.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/05/2016
Powerful and riveting - a fantastic and equally enraging story that benefits from not just the material, but the exquisite cast led by Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams. Along with The Big Short, probably equally as an important film from 2015 that exposes some harsh truths that could have remained buried but for some intrepid minds.
frenchfreyteetor - wrote on 07/23/2016
I unexpectedly cried at the end of this movie. Don't know how you could feel good about being a catholic.
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 07/18/2016
"They knew and they let it happen! It could've been you, it could've been me, it could've been any of us."
After watching "Concussion", I wondered how former NFL players would react to this film. After seeing "Spotlight", I asked myself whether the clergy had the courage to see this film or not. And also if lessons were drawn from this. Would the Church restore his original role in society? A haven for believers. Its function as middleman between the divine and the Christians. An institution created as a service for the needy, poor and pious. Or would abuses such as addressed in "Spotlight" simply continue to exist? Because lets admit it. The credits at the end of the film are more horrible than the actual film. It shows that the cited case is only a tip of the iceberg.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 04/16/2016
This dramatic recreation of the Boston Globe's investigation of child abuse within Boston's Catholic hierarchy is at once an unsettling but also inspiring motion picture. Unsettling because the tragic details of the case. But also inspiring because it champions inquiry and perseverance in the pursuit of justice over ignorance and persuasion to protect the guilty and the corrupt. Spotlight has a great story at its disposal but it would only be suitable for an extra long episode of 60 Minutes or a glorified TV movie without the strength of its powerhouse cast. They're all great in their roles. Spotlight was one of many great films that came out in 2015 but that does not negate its excellent acting and storytelling. As far as Best Picture winners go, it's a good choice.
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/07/2016
Eine Zeitungsmeldung in Boston aus dem Jahr 2002: Über Jahre erlaubte die Kirche den Priestern die Misshandlung von Kindern. Verfasst von Michael Rezendes, einem Mitglied des Spotlight Teams war der Artikel der Beginn einer Reihe von Enthüllungen. Kardinal Bernard Law musste sich schliesslich öffentlich entschuldigen und bekam als "Strafe" eine Position in Rom, dort wo er heute noch arbeitet. Tom McCarthys Film Spotlight folgt den Ereignissen, die Boston erschütterten. Spotlight ist einer der grössten Journalisten Filme geworden und darf sich einreihen in die Liste der Klassiker des Genres. Angeführt wird das Spotlight Team von Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton) und den drei Reportern Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams) und Matty Carroll (Brian …
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