The Post

The Post

By Steven Spielberg

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2018-01-05
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 19.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in THE POST, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership of Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its driven editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to bring long-buried truths to light.THE POST marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer and features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.

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  • Impressive and important

    5
    By Furutan1
    There have been so many docudramas over the years that provide a twisted and often false take on history and that people take at face value. It is nice to have a film that presents an honest, unbiased look at important historical events. All the President's Men is one and The Post is another. A clearly special aspect of The Post is the realistic depiction of Catherine Graham's rise from being an untested woman in a man's world to becoming a powerful and respected icon in the news business. (If you want more, read her massive autobiography.) In this, Streep offers an amazing performance, as does Hanks. This is a film that should be required viewing for high school kids. It is not just a story about politics but about the nature and importance of ethics. To be very frank, there are a lot of people out there who are not up to viewing an intelligent, carefully paced film - people with short attention spans and who cannot identify with people whose traits include diligence, tenacity, or the willingness to go the distance for a matter of principle - viewers who want spoon-fed entertainment. For them, they should look elsewhere. Perhaps a sexy brain-banging shoot-em-up would be a better choice.
  • Awesome!

    5
    By MJMJ93
    👍👍
  • Two thumbs up!

    5
    By Snowgumby
    Top level acting, script and cinematography.
  • The Post

    5
    By IrishPirQueen
    ¿¿¿Why can’t I rent this???
  • Boring

    2
    By snare trash can
    I’ve noticed 99% of the reviews are politically based, not about the movie. I personally thought this movie was incredibly boring, I get the freedom of the press narrative, but the movie was not good.
  • 📰🗞📃

    5
    By Bella Cullen 1245
    This movie is a masterpiece. A job well done by all of the actors. A time period and true story piece that is done so well. An empowering story of a women trying to keep a company afloat amidst all the chaos.
  • Great Movie, Great Cast, Great Director

    5
    By Dominic McEntee
    It was good, that is all.
  • Very well-done historical event movie 👍

    5
    By Faux Anonymity
    First, I gotta say that any movie that starts out with The Creedence as the opening song of the soundtrack is fabulous, as well as setting the perfect tone for this film’s timeframe. Having said that, this movie is well-directed & well-acted by an outstanding cast. More importantly, this movie accurately portrays what occurred during this time & does not sugarcoat the history of the events, clearly showing that both Democrat & Republican administrations were involved in the beginning & the escalation of the war. I’m old enough to remember the subject matter & watched the tragedy of the Vietnam War being shown on out black & white TV. The publishing of the Pentagon Papers was a huge deal, for our young men in the military, for our nation & for the freedom of the press. All in all, this is a fine film depicting a very important part of America’s history 👍👍👍
  • Brilliant film!

    5
    By Kitscaboodle
    Excellent cast, great acting and a thoroughly enjoyable film. Moments of cheering out loud occurred in the theatre! Meryl Streep was as excellent as she always is.
  • Just OK

    3
    By Gia'sMOM
    The overriding thought I had while watching this movie was how enraging it was to be lied to by our government and kept in the dark about the war in Vietnam. I was in college during this period of time and the movie brought back all those feelings. In that regard, the movie was good but I’d never watch it more than once. That being said, I still didn’t think the movie was all that good. Tom Hanks played his usual “Tom Hanks” role - earnest, loud, funny. (Jason Robards killed in this role in “All the President’s Men”.) Meryl Streep either played Kay Graham to a T if Graham was a totally uninteresting character or Streep failed miserably to bring Kay Graham to life. Her performance could have been played by an extra on the set for all the depth it had. The auxiliary characters were props. Perhaps it’s not that easy to make a movie like this. In my opinion Spielberg didn’t live up to his usual reputation.

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