• The Post (2017)

The Post

Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Bob Odenkirk, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sarah Paulson, Tracy Letts

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Participant Media, 20th Century Fox, Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, Star Thrower Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Engaging, Fall, Suspenseful, Mystery, 1960s, Inspiring, Office, New York City, Soldier, Intense, Pursuit, Rise

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It’s a great story told well, for the most part, and exceptionally well through Meryl Streep’s Katharine Graham show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's a dramatic tale loaded with all manner of dynamics, political and personal, and Spielberg charges out of the gate at a brisk clip, extends his hand and all but enjoins the viewer to grab hold and be swept along for the ride. show more

  • 90
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Of a piece with his recent, stately dramas Lincoln and Bridge Of Spies, director Steven Spielberg’s latest brings intelligence and electricity to its study of nimble strategic manoeuvring which is guided by urgent performances from Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture