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1,125 Ratings

The Post

Directed by Steven Spielberg
United States, 2017
Drama, History, Biography


Daniel Ellsberg, an analyst for the United States government, manages to publish by the Washington Post classified documents on the management of the Vietnam war by four presidents of the United States who followed each other throughout the conflict. Nixon will try to break the newspaper …

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The Post Directed by Steven Spielberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | 2 nominations including: Best Picture

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2017 | Nominee: Best Picture

American Film Institute Awards

2018 | Winner: Movie of the Year

National Board of Review

2017 | 3 wins including: Best Film

Around all that is good documentary-style footage of linotype machines in operation, terrible documentary-style footage of antiwar protests that the audience laughs at, and telephoto shots of Nixon on the phone with his back to the camera, seen through the windows of the White House.
April 19, 2018
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How you’ll feel about The Post is more or less preordained by how you feel about Hollywood, Spielberg, the yearly tradition of Oscar bait, and the boogeyman of a “liberal media”—and those feelings may be indifference, respect, enjoyment, or a needlessly large sense of importance. To the credit of the craftsmanship and attention to detail of all involved, it is a consistently swift and engaging journalistic thriller despite a plot that holds very few surprises.
January 11, 2018
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There are myriad delights contained within The Post, which should come as no surprise for a film by one of our most singularly ingratiating filmmakers. Steven Spielberg’s visual acuity and sensitivity to space and light remain leaps and bounds beyond the ken of most directors, and his impulse to put on a show and his ability to give an audience more than they ever knew they wanted are intact decades into his career.
January 04, 2018
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