When people asked me the best film I saw at TIFF this year, I didn’t even hesitate: Spotlight. Tom McCarthy’s drama about the Boston Globe special report team that broke the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal is a masterful ode to shoe leather journalism. It’s a modern day All the President’s Men that celebrates print journalism rather than laments its demise. Packed with terrific performances from its outstanding cast, this is a movie you absolutely have to see when it opens near you.
Open Road has provided us with an exclusive Spotlight TV spot below. It’s brief, and while nothing can be “spoiled” in terms of the plot, it does a good job of conveying the doggedness of the characters and the importance of the story.
Spotlight opens in limited release on November 6th, and stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, and John Slattery.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.