BySteven Belknap, writer at
Over the decade my interest in films has grown to where I would like to express how movies are an influence and a reflection of our society
Steven Belknap

Spotlight Review:

This movie is about how the Boston Globe found out about the sex abuse scandal in the catholic archdiocese in Boston. The movie follows the Boston Globe Spotlight Team that found out about these horrific events and revealed these happenings to the entire city. The scandal was a really big shocker,and not just in Boston but around the world too.

The movie itself was rather quiet since it being a drama and all but it did have some good actors that made the movie far more compelling. The movie had Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, and Stanley Tucci. All of these actors did an excellent job, and there really wasn't a focus on one character over another, but a few actors did stand out far more than others. Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes, Michael Keaton as Walter Robinson and Brian d'Arcy James as Matt Carroll. These three gave me more of a lasting impression than anyone else in the film. Ruffalo's character was very passionate about this case and it is shown in Ruffalo's performance. Keaton's character is the leader of the Spotlight team and shows a calm exterior and Keaton does an excellent job. d'Arcy James' character doesn't seem to show much but has moments that made me chuckle and in a movie with a very depressing subject matter that can sometimes be a good thing. Overall I thought this was a good movie to watch. It is quiet and a bit slow at times but I was pleased with the film and once again the actors did a fine job. I would give this movie a 7.5 out of 10.


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