It may be classic Hollywood with soaring emotions and soaring strings but the performances are first rate and the subject - the role of a free press in holding the government to account in a liberal democracy - is one whose importance can hardly be understated in the current political climate.
Criminally ignores the role of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg whilst aggrandising an Establishment newspaper that Jeff Bezos has essentially bought out. Credit where it is due: like most neoliberal films, it has some points on identity politics (role of women in elite positions), the role of the free press (but not for Assange or WikiLeaks) etc, but implicitly fails to see how similar Bush/Obama are to Trump.
The best action movie of 2018, which is crazy because this is only about people that read and write blocs of text. But every scene, Spielberg always finds new ways to film characters talking to each other, new ways to frame books, papers, telephones and words. Howard Hawks and Fritz Lang would be proud.
Saw it in theaters and enjoyed, but is largely gone from my memory now. Not much staying power. A logical companion to the superior All The President's Men, but Streep cannot save this one from mediocrity even with her usual solid performance. Spielberg may be one of the best living mainstream American directors, but this one feels like a misstep. 2.5 stars
It's like a shredded old USA flag, battling an orange wind...It's like a La La Land, but you know, for free press. *sigh*/ The movie didn't want to be the next All The President's Men, but ended up using all the cliches, but badly. And for an extra confusion, the movie was too eager to be 'lit' and 'woke'—but at the same time didn't want to waste Tom Hanks by focusing too much on Meryl Streep's character.
Meglio un ***/ per uno Spielberg che al solito film divinamente (madonna i carrelli sui primi piani e la catena di composizione e stampa dei giornali se gli son venute bene) ma è abbastanza selettivo (eufenismo) di fronte alla Storia. Al solito grande interpretazione della Streep
Remember when Spielberg was seen as a byword for crass commercialism in cinema? Nowadays it's hard to imagine anyone else making such a zippy, well shot, beautifully written homage to the tight '70s American political/newsroom thriller - the kind of film that he was once blamed for burying.