Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Spotlight (2015)

Directed by Tom McCarthy

Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber


Not a documentary, but it’s made with a certain straightforwardness and detail that leads me to believe that the facts were heavily researched and few fictional liberties were really taken. That said, as an instrument of social change, I don’t think the film will really change things a whole lot in the Catholic church.

Sad for sure, but child abuse is easy drama. If you strip away the subject matter, I wonder how dramatic the film really is. Mostly, it’s a lot of talking. We don’t learn very much about the personal lives of the characters, which is something that may have given the film a bit more depth.

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