Spotlight Poster

Release Date: November 6th, 2015

DVD Release Date: May 30th, 2016

R|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
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 victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup

Director: Thomas McCarthy

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Anonymous Content, Rocklin/Faust

Distributors: Open Road, Open Road

Keywords: Car, Emotional, Quest, 2000s, Investigation, Mystery, Brooding, Intense, Office

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  • To turn a spotlight fittingly on Spotlight, it’s the year’s best movie so far, and a rarity among countless dramatizations that claim to be based on actual events. In this one the events ring consistently — and dramatically — true. show more

  • Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process. show more

  • A polished, engrossing procedural, Spotlight offers plenty of old-fashioned pleasures — chiefly, the sight of smart, scrappy muckraking journalists stopping at nothing to uncover systematic corruption. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Picture
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Directing
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)