Spotlight Synopsis
A group of Boston Globe reporters uncovers a shocking cover-up that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions.
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Movie Reviews

All Catholics Should Attend

By timfahey
Every Catholic must watch this movie! Growing up Catholic, you knew never to question the authority of the Church. Everybody ended up hearing about these stories, but the apologists would sternly...

What an incredible film!

By jajacobs
Really loved everything about this movie - the acting, the direction, the screenplay, the pacing. Anyone interested in the news or how good reporting is done should run to see this movie. Special...


By ef320
Great acting from entire cast. An important topic that all should be aware of today because it's still going on....

a powerful anachronism

By thscherman
Solid writing and strong performances by an impressive cast bring back memories of a not-so-long-gone but still now definitively lost period of journalistic integrity and influence. Would have given...


By Lsoper151
Gripping story of the Catholic Church and the abusive priests. Unbelievable how long they got away with it and the secrets all the way to the Vatican...

Outstanding film and terrific acting!

By jlentrikin
Spotlight tells a compelling story and does it superbly. The acting, especially by the actors who played Robby and Mike, was simply outstanding. The screenplay deals with the abusive behavior and...

Intense "reporting"!, very entertaining along the way.

By goldlizsts
The Boston Globe is featured here, in their bold act of exposing the abuses in the church up there. All the main actors/actresses are so very intense and dedicated in their investigative tasks,...

Spotlight nails it!

By mickicartr
As a 30-year veteran of a newspaper newsroom, I can attest that this movie rings absolutely true. Makes me proud of my chosen profession....

Slow to start. Powerful story that needed this format to reach people

By mjmcggolf
As a survivor it was very hard to watch. Strong and very well casted. Oscar worthy performances...


By mercedes391
Great movie on a horrible subject. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time even though I knew the end of it. Fabulous acting and I love the way the film was shot!...

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Rated R | For Some language including sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Powerful, intense film about Boston church abuse scandal.
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