We all know the story; it was a revelation that shocked the world. Spotlight tells the true story of a group of investigative journalists from The Boston Globe who revealed the institutional cover up of sexually abusive priests within the Catholic Church.  

From its premise, the film intends to ignite deep contemplation amongst the audience, and challenges them to consider their own thoughts and beliefs. 

This is is reflected on screen with the characters’ own personal turmoil.

Spotlight was enjoyable to watch, as it played out the archetypal story of the little people, despite all odds, toppling the great and powerful. 

The film also featured an easily likeable and impressive cast, including Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci.

No one actor stood out from another, but rather together the cast executed fluid connection to deliver an outstanding performance as an ensemble. 

The film was well written with tight dialogue and strong tension building. 

However, the individual characters we less developed than their script and would’ve benefited more depth given its highly emotional subject matter.

Overall, the film deserves the attention it’s been receiving, and well worth watching.

 Words by Laura

Image by Spotlight

Details: Spotlight | 128 minutes | release date 28th January