- 2h 8min
- Directed by: Tom McCarthy
- Cast: Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton
- UK release: 29 January 2016
McCarthy's tale of how the Boston Globe's investigation team unearthed cases of sexual abuse and cover-ups within the Catholic church is up there with All the President's Men, with a fine cast (Keaton, McAdams, Ruffalo, Tucci) serving a nuanced, complex script: no one, except the victims, is entirely blameless. Remarkable.
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