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About the Movie

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams lead a critically acclaimed cast in this gripping true story about the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that uncovered a scandal that rocked one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. Delving into allegations of child abuse within the local Catholic Archdiocese, a tenacious team of Boston Globe reporters exposes a decades-long cover-up that reaches the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment. “Brilliantly acted and flawlessly directed” (New York Post ) Spotlight is a powerful and riveting drama the critics are calling “the All the President’s Men of our time” (Los Angeles Times ).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 334
  • Fresh: 323
  • Rotten: 11
  • Average Rating: 8.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Spotlight manages the seemingly impossible task of wooing journalists with authenticity while still elevating reporters to hero status, as they battle a formidable and corrupt institution with righteous determination. – Zach Schonfeld, Newsweek, Feb 28, 2018

Fresh: Ruffalo gets top billing in the movie, and he brings some wonderfully lived-in behavioral details to his performance -- the quick, terrier-like movements of the head and the bitten-off sentences. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Feb 26, 2017

Fresh: Forensically written and directed with restraint, it's a film of huge social importance -- never sensationalistic, always spot on. – James Mottram, South China Morning Post, Apr 6, 2016

Fresh: Succeeds because it puts the audience alongside the reporters, allowing us to share the incredulity, disgust and frustration. – Matt Neal, ABC Radio (Australia), Aug 15, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Must See

The best film of 2015. Everyone should watch this movie, this will win best picture

Best movie of 2015

Incredible. Preordered six minutes after I saw it. It's a superb film.



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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2015

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