Spotlight tells the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Honestly, Spotlight is one of the better investigative dramas in the past few years. A cinematic world of magic has been created with an in depth and intensive look at this real and disturbing world. Each character feels authentic; each scene equally important as the next builds as such; and from the beginning to the end, you’re held on a tight string.
The film is impeccably cast with Mark Ruffalo really showing his acting chops, his performances beating out the previous (excluding that of The Avengers films). He builds his character from the ground up and becoming more involved in his work, taking us through the story. Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton support Ruffalo in his search for the truth and Liev Schreiber, with only minimal screen time, gives a impressionable performance and like that of Stanley Tucci, is hidden under the look of the time and will take a moment or two to recognise who they are.
Spotlight hasn’t received the recognition it deserves.