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Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in THE POST, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership of Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its driven editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), 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 bring long-buried truths to light.THE POST marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer and features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.

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Truth be told. A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.. The Post Wiki

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BabyBoomerWriter    3 star

History Can Make for Interesting Viewing This was not a great Tom Hanks' vehicle nor Meryl Streep's finest performance, but it shares a significant moment in history. Streep gradually captured the character of Mrs. Graham, the owner/publisher of the paper. Her acting grew stronger as the character strengthened over time. The tension in the newsroom, the fabulous printing press scenes oozed authenticity. Supporting actors did a fine job keeping the story on track, but I thought the G'town party scenes were pushed to absurdity. Still, glad I watched it for the historic value.

Furutan1    5 star

Impressive and important There have been so many docudramas over the years that provide a twisted and often false take on history and that people take at face value. It is nice to have a film that presents an honest, unbiased look at important historical events. All the President's Men is one and The Post is another. A clearly special aspect of The Post is the realistic depiction of Catherine Graham's rise from being an untested woman in a man's world to becoming a powerful and respected icon in the news business. (If you want more, read her massive autobiography.) In this, Streep offers an amazing performance, as does Hanks. This is a film that should be required viewing for high school kids. It is not just a story about politics but about the nature and importance of ethics. To be very frank, there are a lot of people out there who are not up to viewing an intelligent, carefully paced film - people with short attention spans and who cannot identify with people whose traits include diligence, tenacity, or the willingness to go the distance for a matter of principle - viewers who want spoon-fed entertainment. For them, they should look elsewhere. Perhaps a sexy brain-banging shoot-em-up would be a better choice.

MJMJ93    5 star

Awesome! 👍👍

Snowgumby    5 star

Two thumbs up! Top level acting, script and cinematography.

IrishPirQueen    5 star

The Post ¿¿¿Why can’t I rent this???

snare trash can    2 star

Boring I’ve noticed 99% of the reviews are politically based, not about the movie. I personally thought this movie was incredibly boring, I get the freedom of the press narrative, but the movie was not good.

Bella Cullen 1245    5 star

📰🗞📃 This movie is a masterpiece. A job well done by all of the actors. A time period and true story piece that is done so well. An empowering story of a women trying to keep a company afloat amidst all the chaos.

Dominic McEntee    5 star

Great Movie, Great Cast, Great Director It was good, that is all.

Faux Anonymity    5 star

Very well-done historical event movie 👍 First, I gotta say that any movie that starts out with The Creedence as the opening song of the soundtrack is fabulous, as well as setting the perfect tone for this film’s timeframe. Having said that, this movie is well-directed & well-acted by an outstanding cast. More importantly, this movie accurately portrays what occurred during this time & does not sugarcoat the history of the events, clearly showing that both Democrat & Republican administrations were involved in the beginning & the escalation of the war. I’m old enough to remember the subject matter & watched the tragedy of the Vietnam War being shown on out black & white TV. The publishing of the Pentagon Papers was a huge deal, for our young men in the military, for our nation & for the freedom of the press. All in all, this is a fine film depicting a very important part of America’s history 👍👍👍

Kitscaboodle    5 star

Brilliant film! Excellent cast, great acting and a thoroughly enjoyable film. Moments of cheering out loud occurred in the theatre! Meryl Streep was as excellent as she always is.

Ppppz    5 star

Excellent movie Just an excellent movie but also such a timely reminder of why we need a strong free press, all the more so since we have a President willing to try to demonize and control the media.

AlonCreston    4 star

Not a thriller but a good movie! You don't need a background in what's going on historically but it helps. Good movie with excellent acting and Meryl Streep is fab as usual. Oh.. Tom Hanks.. always great! Bob Odenkirk (better call Saul) has a great supporting role, and does such a convincing role he should receive an award.

Ri.C.B.    5 star

superb the Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War, the point at which the United States, specifically in the Office of the President, began to lose its moral authority internationally, and it's been downhill ever since - towering performances from both leads, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks in another Spielberg masterpiece

Hidee8    5 star

The Post Entertaining, great acting, definitely worth a second watch to remind all of us how politicians can move their story. A timely movie.

Karamia54    5 star

Worth watching Slow start but an excellent movie.

vbsunset    4 star

Not on par with "All the President's Men" A good film. Entertaining. Just don't expect the calibre of All the President's Men, including Hank's performance compared to Jason Robarts.

Uncle Blurg    5 star

Incredible Film Such an incredible film. Spielberg did such a great job directing and Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks gave such powerful performances (especially Streep).

Dudicity    5 star

The Precursor to “All The President’s Men” Terrific acting with a thread of humour winding throughout. Hanks is good as Ben Bradlee, but I liked Jason Robards’ take on the character. Definitely worth the price of admission.

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