Spotlight is based on a true story about the Catholic church covering up the abuse of children by it’s priests.

The subject matter is distasteful but isn’t overdone and the film doesn’t focus too heavily on specifics.  It is a movie that makes you think and covers the abuse tastefully (well as tastefully as you can in these situations).   It stays with you long after the credits have rolled.  This would be the case if it were fiction but it is based on a true story which gives it more impact.

Casting is excellent with Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo all playing excellent lead roles.  There were a few familiar faces from shows such as Law and Order and Blue Bloods.  All played their roles very well indeed.

Worth watching.  Heavy subject material but dealt with tastefully and sympathetically (in the case of the victims).  This is a movie that I’d definitely recommend.


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