The Post
The Post (2017)

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 22, 2017
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Post's period setting belies its bitingly timely themes, brought compellingly to life by director Steven Spielberg and an outstanding ensemble cast.

Christian Lorentzen
The New Republic

The film portrays this period as a golden era for journalism. In many ways it was a golden age, but the real heroes were the whistleblowers and reporters, and that's no slight to the real risks editors and publishers like Bradlee and Graham took.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"The Post" works on many levels, from polemic and thinly veiled cautionary tale to fun period piece and rip-roaring newspaper yarn.

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Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)

Imagine The West Wing minus all the wit ...

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Lindsey Bahr
Associated Press

... "The Post" is meat and potatoes Spielberg in the best possible way.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's a joy to see Streep and Hanks play together, big movie stars locked into each other's fields of gravity.

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Travis Hopson
Punch Drunk Critics

While its imperfections glare like the marker corrections of an overworked copy editor, The Post is an important, necessary statement on journalism's place in strengthening democracy...

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Nothing is more promisingly solid, to the moviegoer, than a major Spielberg production. You can foretell everything from the calibration of the craftsmanship to the heft of the cast, and "The Post" inarguably delivers.

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David Ehrlich

There's topical, there's timely, and then there's The Post, which feels less like a historical thriller set in 1971 than it does an exhilarating caricature of the year 2017.

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Brian Orndorf

It's noble work, and it's appreciable from start to finish. It's just never remarkable, which seems like a missed opportunity considering the high caliber of this cast and filmmaker.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Glenn Gaylord
SOME OF THE PRESIDENT'S MEN - My Review of THE POST (3 1/2 Stars) Movies about journalists/reporters occupy a warm place in my cold, dead heart. I… More
Philip Price
The Post is as much a movie as it is a strict documentation of a sequence of events that deal in something as fleeting as time and the importance man places… More