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The Post

Directed by Steven Spielberg
United States, 2017
Drama, History, Biography


A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

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The Post Directed by Steven Spielberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | 2 nominations including: Best Picture

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2017 | Nominee: Best Picture

American Film Institute Awards

2018 | Winner: Movie of the Year

National Board of Review

2017 | 3 wins including: Best Film

Around all that is good documentary-style footage of linotype machines in operation, terrible documentary-style footage of antiwar protests that the audience laughs at, and telephoto shots of Nixon on the phone with his back to the camera, seen through the windows of the White House.
April 19, 2018
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How you’ll feel about The Post is more or less preordained by how you feel about Hollywood, Spielberg, the yearly tradition of Oscar bait, and the boogeyman of a “liberal media”—and those feelings may be indifference, respect, enjoyment, or a needlessly large sense of importance. To the credit of the craftsmanship and attention to detail of all involved, it is a consistently swift and engaging journalistic thriller despite a plot that holds very few surprises.
January 11, 2018
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There are myriad delights contained within The Post, which should come as no surprise for a film by one of our most singularly ingratiating filmmakers. Steven Spielberg’s visual acuity and sensitivity to space and light remain leaps and bounds beyond the ken of most directors, and his impulse to put on a show and his ability to give an audience more than they ever knew they wanted are intact decades into his career.
January 04, 2018
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What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film The Post

    Spielberg finally became a feminist. Meryl was well deserving of her Oscar nom. She outshines every guy in every scene she is in. What a bawss. She walks tired, the way she wakes up all of a sudden. What a pro! She puts Hanks in a corner. The only actor who rivals with her his Tracy Letts and...Bruce Greenwood. The way she shuts down Greenwood, then Bradley Whitford is one for the books='mother is talking now, STFU'▽

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Post

    **1/2. Not bad. Historically accurate as far as I know. Meryl Streep is great as usual. Now, is it enough for the greatest American director alive to make a movie of the 70's in the 2010's ? I don't think so. Almost already forgotten.

  • Huey McEvoy's rating of the film The Post

    Remember when Spielberg was seen as a byword for crass commercialism in cinema? Nowadays it's hard to imagine anyone else making such a zippy, well shot, beautifully written homage to the tight '70s American political/newsroom thriller - the kind of film that he was once blamed for burying.

  • saitosouta's rating of the film The Post

    Hver gang Meryl Streep blir nominert for Oscar, tenker jeg "Kom igjen, ikke igjen!" Men i denne presserende og veldig relevante filmen, spiller hun en rolle av ei kvinne som svinger fra ei ubesluttsom frue i ei resolutt leder briljant. Jeg var så imponert og tenkte "Selvfølgelig, gjør hun."// メリル・ストリープがオスカーにノミネートされる度「またか!」と思ってきた。しかしこの緊急的で頗る今に迫る作品において、彼女は優柔不断な令嬢から決断力あるリーダーへ変わる女性を見事に演じている。私は感銘を受けて思った。「当然だな」と。

  • msmichel's rating of the film The Post

    If it wasn't for some Spielbergian mawkishness that creeps into the final reel this politically charged allegory might have ranked amongst the director's best work. Technically the film is a marvel with its time period and archaic technology intrinsically captured as is the faded notion of ethics in reporting and holding elected officials accountable. Streep proves her reputation is warranted once again with a ...

  • Bilouaustria's rating of the film The Post

    As always with Spielberg the storytelling (the use of a simple grammar) is extremely efficient. This is one of his finest work in the last years, even when everything is predictable. It wins you emotionally, there is almost nothing you can do to resist its fluid mechanic. Spielberg though always falls in the same traps : loud music and cheap sentimentality but he keeps it under control here for the most part.

  • Ghostman's rating of the film The Post

    Spielberg's The Post is a naive and arthritic film that rewrites history and ignores the real story of the Pentagon Papers. Spielberg, as usual, misses the forest for the trees. Now a billionaire, Spielberg can't see that the true story is one about the journalists who risked everything to find and get the story rather than the CEOs and bosses who have a moral crisis on whether or not to do their jobs. [cont.]

  • Trevor Tillman's rating of the film The Post

    A perfect cap to Spielberg's "Civics Trilogy" that started with Lincoln and Bridge of Spies. One of the few depictions of female pragmatism in 2017 that doesn't come off as patronizing or self-congratulatory. The oners and the use of giant movie stars talking to each other as a spectacle unto itself shows a Spielberg who's as energetic as ever, and I'd be happy if he stuck to drama for the remainder of his career.

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