An investigative journalist team at the Boston Globe called ‘Spotlight’ uncovers a huge cover-up of repeated child molestation within the Catholic Church. It starts off as an investigation into one priest, but as they dig further and speak to more and more victims, we see the exposure of up to 90 priests within Boston who have had their activities covered up.
The investigative team, led by Walter 'Robby' Robinson (Michael Keaton) and comprising of Mike Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams) and Matt Carroll (Brian d'Arcy James) work well together. We see great dynamics between them, which really brings you into the story and on their side.
The best comparison of this movie would be to ‘Truth’, a story about investigative journalists uncovering President Bush’s Military history, however ‘Spotlight’ for me, lacks the dramatic punch ‘Truth’ had. In Spotlight we see how they investigate it, we build a relationship with the characters, but the grand finale, for me, was rather uneventful and weak.
The movie wasn’t bad, the cinematography was clean and the acting was superb, really helped to capture the emotion, it was a good movie, but I think it just needed more time, more story. There are few times when I wish there was more to a movie, but on this occasion I wanted to see the aftermath or more of a reaction, it would have put the bow on top of the well-wrapped present.