huge Spielberg fan, and i'm a huge sucker for these types of movies, but this was a by-the-numbers snoozer. seemed like he did it just to check a box. Spotlight did it way better. Streep was the only light in the blandness, for me. everyone else just looked like they were trying too hard to keep up with her.
no one will remember this film a year from now, and i suspect most people have already forgotten most of it. heck i watched it a few hours ago and it's already a fuzzy blur. no shining moments to latch onto. shame.
Spielberg is the quintessential filmmaker. A couple years ago I went into 'Bridge of Spies' thinking I'd be bored of Spielberg after all these years, but I ended up loving it. Same deal here. And how can you go wrong with all that talented cast.
Not a masterpiece by any means, but only because it's not that ambitious. The film is aware of it's scope. Absolutely solid film making.
I didn't know anything about this movie, I didn't even know it was directed by Speilberg. It's a great movie because you can constantly feel the tension. Every choice they make, every little thing that happens, can prevent the people from getting justice. There were times when I saw someone walk in a parking lot, and I was legit scared they would assassinated. The fear ran through the whole movie, and you really felt that it was a small paper fighting an empire.
The scenes when Meryll had to make the decision between profits and justice were incredible. In a time where everyone chooses profits, it was refreshing and exhilarating to see someone make decisions for the good of the country instead of quarterly profits.
I like how the press solidarity thing came full circle. Hated how there's always a almost-hit-by-taxi scene in NY every time ... I feel if I ever visited NY my trip wouldn't be complete without being almost hit by one.
I just saw this movie, and it made me weep. We need such courage today. We are facing a threat unlike anything this nation has faced, perhaps ever in its history, as the threat is coming from those who we chose to lead us. They are threatening every freedom we love, for if there is any one liberty which underlies every other right that matters to us, it is the freedom to speak truth to power.
Long live a free press.
Maybe it is just the people I follow online who have been critiquing it negatively. But I loved this movie. It was very fast paced and tense and had a nice sprinkle of humor in it. I truly enjoyed it, don’t get some of the people hating on it.
Just finished and can honestly say I'm blown away by the themes of truth, justice, and courage in The Post. As a former film student, this movie reminded me of something my professors always taught me:
A film should always portray what is, and what ought to be.
So Good! Cant believe the lukewarm responses I'm reading around here. I guess maybe the MCU is what people are looking for these days. Either way, after watching Black Panther last night, this movie was such a refreshing change.
- The Pacing was tight and the story moved along nicely
- I don't watch much Streep movies but I see what all the hype is about now. She definitely is a legend
- Hanks was also good. I realized how much I missed watching him after seeing this
- Spielberg's directing was great. I see a lot of comments about how it had no visual appeal. Are people crazy? I mean firstly, its a movie about a newspaper releasing a story, your not going to get landscapes and CG and stuff that people would call beautiful. BUT every was well shot, and the shots of the newspaper printing machines and presses were definaately visually interesting
- The dialogue was well written. There was some genuinely funny/cute moments
- The acting all around was spot on.
- And the movie DOES have an important message. This movie needs to be seen by more people.
I went in expecting it to be great and was pretty underwhelmed. I have one more film to go to complete the 2018 best picture list and so far this has been the only one I've questioned whether it deserves it's spot. Not bad but in my opinion it falls short.
This was fine. Not sure how it’s better than The Florida Project but whatever.
This was just do dry and dull. Speilberg just isn't what he used to be.
I did not think this movie was boring or slow at all and had a solid all around pace. But to each their own, some people are interested in historical moments that changed history and some are not. If you are on the latter, I can see why you were bored.
Can't believe I just sat throug that oscar-bait circlejerk, never been so bored during a movie. Thank you movie pass.
Bob Odenkirk caressing plot devices: the movie.
Can someone please tell me who was the [hippy lady who delivered the shoebox of 100 pages and how she would have got them?](#spoiler)
I see a lot of discussion here that this movie moves at a slower pace, but I think it does service to all the intricately moving pieces that came together to cause the bruh-hah that became the Pentagon Papers.
I immensely enjoyed the movie "Spotlight", and I can't imagine fans of that would be disappointed in this one. The storytelling also reminds me of courtroom dramas like "The Lincoln Lawyer", "A Time to Kill" and "The Pelican Brief". Okay, yes, there are a number of Grisham adaptations here, but when it comes to procedurals you want to be immersed in the details. Even something like FX's fantastic "The People vs. OJ Simpson" doesn't feel like it earns its payoff unless you've vested yourself in all the details. And when the details have factual basis, it makes it all the more gripping.
An interesting accompanying piece to this film is HBO's documentary "The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee". I watched "The Post" first and then this documentary, and while I loved Tom Hanks' performance it seems to hit different notes than what the real Ben Bradlee was like.
The Post is a very slow movie but I really liked it! Especially the beginning were the politicians are coming home from the plane in Vietnam and they all acknowledge that we can't win the war in Vietnam and when they arrive in the US they start talking about how we are winning the war! History repeats itself! The politicians remind me of Pinocchio Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtz4TEcQ-y4
Such a slow, boring movie. I guess it wasn’t made for me.
The second half was definitely more engaging than the first - it's kind of a shame that they breezed through that portion so quickly and that it took so long for the movie for them to get The Papers. Overall, it was fine - definitely not a bad movie, but not a great one either and not something that almost anyone would want to watch multiple times.
The way it ended to tie into Watergate was kind of an odd choice - felt more like an ending that someone would do if they were planning on hyping people up for a sequel, except that All The President's Men already exists - and that movie, along with a number of other journalism-related movies are vastly better than this. You could definitely tell that it was rushed into production, but it kind of speaks to the talent involved that they were still able to put forth something as well made as it was.
Definitely going to be one of those movies that is going to be played (and bore) countless numbers of American high schools in the many years to come.
Wow seeing far negative reactions than I expected for this. I thought the movie was fantastic and the performances were strong (as expected) and carry the film throughout without making it boring.
I just came from seeing this and I just wanted to say how mad I am about the Nixon miming nonsense. I don't think the actor playing him was listening to the tapes when they filmed, they just told him to wag his finger around and bang his fist on the table once or twice completely out of time with what's actually being said. Drove me nuts.
My favorite part of seeing this was when my mom (a geeky liberal journalist who misses newspapers the way most people miss their dead grandparents and used to do professional-level editing on my middle school book reports) turned to me during the scene where the reporters sift through thousands of pages of unorganized, un-numbered documents and said "that looks like so much fun!"
one detail that annoyed me, who puts their pencils point up in their pencil holders? seriously, 3 scenes in the movie had this tiny detail, and it bugged the hell out of me. Do you want to get stabbed when you reach for a pencil? because thats how you get stabbed with a pencil.