Thursday, 28 January 2016
SPOTLIGHT is brilliant. The story is told with restraint and without making the journalists into sensational heroes. The script is straightforward but powerful. The acting is good. The events have their own inherent power and the extent of the Catholic Church’s coverup of the widespread abuse of children is just too astounding for words. There are no lurid details presented and the victims are treated with respect — as are we, the audience. The focus is on the journalists and how they went about their investigation. A very significant story that still hasn’t ended.