Open Road Films (II) | Release Date: November 6, 2015
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MaryMaeDec 27, 2015
Spotlight while admirable, fell flat in nearly every department. It was painfully boring with no sense of direction. Not a very good follow up for Micheal Keaton. I expected more.
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NickJewelJan 23, 2016
I was so disappointed by "Spotlight." I'm usually a HUGE admirer of Ruffalo's work but instead I found his performance one-note and off-putting. I was bored throughout much of the movie. It was formulaic -- absolutely nothing interestingI was so disappointed by "Spotlight." I'm usually a HUGE admirer of Ruffalo's work but instead I found his performance one-note and off-putting. I was bored throughout much of the movie. It was formulaic -- absolutely nothing interesting or engaging in the way it was made. So disappointing because I figured with the Oscar nominations it received, it would be a great film. The one thing that stood out for me was the score, which was (unfortunately) the only thing moving the emotional narrative forward at all. Otherwise, it's one of the most dry, boring films I've seen in ages. I don't recommend it. Expand
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everlarkislifeDec 27, 2015
I saw this movie with my mom and we both agreed that is was bad. It did not grab my attention. I don't really understand why everyone loves this movie. Exposing the Catholic Church has never been so dull. One of the worst movies of the year.
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MovieMan12Dec 27, 2015
I was really looking forward to this movie especially since many of my favorite actors are in this movie. It turned out to be terrible. So boring. Just wait until it is on TV to see it if you want to.
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cronleeMar 4, 2016
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I am giving this low score because this movie bored me to tears. 90% of the screen shots are people working in offices, drinking coffee, carrying laptops around from office to office to restaurant ... reminded me of my days working as an office temp. The subject-matter I think is what got it the Oscar - but the
filming was, in addition to being office-bound, was not distinctive; the score has already been satirized in Burn After Reading (among others); the actors had zero charismal; and the plot was totally cliched [SPOILER ALERT] - down to the shots of the newspaper finally rolling out copies with the truth, which has been around since the 1930s: and actuallly were not that relevant to the post-9/11 era - shots of computer screens downloading the news would have been more a propos. You could have made a much more interesting movie if there had been more screen time devoted to the criminals, the victims, how the victims later organized, the reactions of the Cardinal and the hierarchy to unfolding events -- this fillm won for its good intentions, period. It is basically an unimaginative, tedious, predictable, and cliched work.
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NBNEMar 4, 2016
Important story, and think this only won Best Picture because of the subject matter. The acting was over the top - of course we are angry - but I felt never felt an emotional connection or outrage through the characters.
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