mardi 23 février 2016

Spotlight — A true story extremely well told — 9*/10

  • Story: Very engrossing and captivating. Drama that makes you think without making you cry or feel horrible.
  • Setting: Very quiet and subdued, almost pensive, journalistic tone for the most part. Great period details.
  • Style: Contrary to most true story, you feel like there's a lot of meat to it. Is it because the fact were manipulated to a larger degree? I would think not, I think it's just because the events were such that the resulting scenario had the potential to be that good.
  • Pacing: Great, never a dull moment. It's so interesting that it goes by astonishingly fast, it doesn't feel like two hours.
  • Ending: At the end, you feel good, no doubt about it. However, since it's based on true events, it's not a stunner, but it is very well done.
  • Dialogs: Solid. Keeps you easily abreast of what's happening.
  • Characters: Very well developed.
  • Acting: Superb. You could really feel lots of nuance on the part of everyone, not just raw or blunt force emotions.
  • Known actors: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup.
  • Score: Must have been good because I was totally focused on what was happening.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Entertainment value: Excellent, if you don't need action.
  • Who is it for? Those who like films based on true events, or anyone looking for great and well nuanced acting.