Steven Spielberg a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham , the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee , 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 help bring long-buried truths to light. What a cast Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks , Alison Brie, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Jesse Plemons, Sarah Paulson and Tracy Letts. Rated R ( 2 hrs)
This is a love letter to journalistic bravery and to the First Amendment, and it is the best movie about newspapers since “All the President’s Men.”
Los Angeles Times
The Post is the rare Hollywood movie made not to fulfill marketing imperatives but because the filmmakers felt the subject matter had real and immediate relevance to the crisis both society and print journalism find themselves in right now
The New York Times
As a filmmaker, Mr. Spielberg invariably comes down on the side of optimism; here, that hopefulness feels right. It also feels like a rallying cry.
If the film has an MVP, it’s Bob Odenkirk, who does a splendid and quietly amusing job of playing The Post’s unsung Pentagon Papers hero, assistant managing editor Ben Bagdikian
The Hollywood Reporter
It’s a dramatic tale loaded with all manner of dynamics, political and personal, and Spielberg charges out of the gate at a brisk clip, extends his hand and all but enjoins the viewer to grab hold and be swept along for the ride.