Number of Times Seen – 3 (23 Dec 2015, 24 Feb 2016 and 30 Jan 2017)
Brief Synopsis – True story of a group of investigative reporters who follow a lead about a priest who allegedly abused children in the Boston area.
My Take on it – I have been a huge fan of this film every since I first saw it a bit over a year ago.
It sucked me in right away and I am still amazed at how powerful and engrossing the story is.
Even upon a third watch, this film is amazing to watch unfold.
I am so glad that it managed to win the Oscar for Best Picture last year because it truly transcends all of the other nominees when you look at the story and its impact.
I love the fact that there is no actor who can be considered as the lead in this film because they all are supporting the main character of the film, which is the story itself.
To emphasize that point, even during the epilogue, we only are told information about the story and not about the characters involved here.
The story has so much momentum that it slowly snowballs as things move forward and you want to keep pace as things begin to move quicker and quicker.
The story itself is both amazing and appalling at the same time because you know that there is always more than could have been done, but are thankful and grateful that it was stopped.
This is the kind of film that will be remembered for years because the story is extremely powerful and solid and is amazing to watch.
This film has now been bumped up to my #2 spot for 2015 and I’m even considering moving it to #1 in favor of Inside Out (2015) because it really IS that good!
Bottom Line – Still a great film to watch every time I see it. Am so glad that it won Best Picture in 2015, because it transcends all of the other nominees. Amazing ensemble cast that is accentuated by the fact that the plot and story itself is the main character. Has so much momentum that things flow so well as the story and plot thickens. The story itself is both amazing and disgusting at the same time and is extremely compelling to watch. Such a powerful tale that will be remembered for years and years because it is such a memorable film. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – At The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016), Spotlight was up for six awards and won two Oscars. It won the first Oscar presented that night for Best Original Screenplay. Then, after losing in the next four categories it was nominated in (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Film Editing and Best Director), it won the final Oscar of the evening for Best Picture. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)
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