Runtime: 115 minutes
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
Synopsis: Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers–and their very freedom–to help bring long-buried truths to light.
Spielberg offers a tight, lucid and highly satisfying account of the Pentagon Papers from the point of view of the Post and its publisher, Kay Graham. -Globe and Mail
Propulsive major studio cinema made with a real-world purpose in mind, it’s a risky venture that succeeds across the board. -Los Angeles Times