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Directed by : Tom McCarthy

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In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview...more


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Spotlight Review- A superb film on investigative journalism

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The film is based on actual events about child abuse by church priests in Boston, USA which took place some time back. A taut and tense case of investigative journalism carried out by a group of 3 journalists (of leading newspaper Boston Globe) led by Michael Keaton an experienced journalist himself.
As the plot unravels a few cases of child abuse which were swept under the carpet, the group carries on their investigation relentlessly to finally reach shocking conclusions. They find that Boston alone has many more such cases buried in the records of many years. Director Tom McCarthy builds up a riveting drama from his original screenplay and carries the audience with him as he tumbles upon one scandal after another. He steers clear of sensationalising the subject and the gritty details are in your face as the interviews take place. The child victims are now adults and their agony is well brought out as they relive their molestation. The information shown at the end of the film indicates the huge number of such cases which had taken place. Along with Michael Keaton those who turn in superb performances are Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams. A truly remarkable film which the discriminating filmgoer will love.