The Post

The Post

By Steven Spielberg

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release Date: 2018-01-19
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Production Company: Amblin Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.99
7/10
7
From 1,321 Ratings

Description

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks share the screen for the first time in Steven Spielberg's 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 editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race against time 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.

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Reviews

  • A great prequel

    5
    By Sparky1968
    Two powerful roles filled by two great actors. A great prequel to all the presidents men.
  • Hollywood Propaganda

    1
    By The_Sam1108
    In a time which the media is under fire for being fake news, there is a film praising the media whilst being against the executive. No wonder it got 5 star reviews from the media.
  • Boring

    1
    By May-Z P
    Same old same old about US presidents et al being liars. Wow! Didn't know that. Can put up with that if it's packaged properly - but it wasn't. I thought that Streep had been replaced by Margaret Thatcher on several occasions. I had to be told that she was playing a brave woman by Hanks' character's wife because she just came across as an inept socialite - so good acting I suppose if I was made to utterly dislike her. Hanks didn't work - feet on the desk does not a hard-bitten editor make: but then he wasn't was he, just another 'I hang out with presidents' bore. Bob Odenkirk steals the show but wasn't in it enough. Yet another film in the genre: 'not a single likeable character' (Odenkirk apart). So the message? Free press - isn't the US great; and wasn't she an amazing woman? Tedious.
  • The post, see the trailer that’s as exciting as it gets.

    2
    By Poisondwarf
    Oh dear, had potential but was never realised despite a great cast. The trailer gives the impression that the film will be gripping but unfortunately that is not the case, it is as a lot of reviewers have stated a quite dull film, anti-climactic a disappointment.
  • Worth a watch

    4
    By markotik888
    Found it a bit dull & fairly boring in places but the outstanding performances from Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks save the film and keep it from being a flop. Definitely worth a watch, however it could have been so much better. If I could rate it out of 10 it would be a 7. Not bad - but not brilliant either.
  • Average Spielberg.

    3
    By Jak Luke Sharp
    Nothing Spielberg directs should be your average bore, and somehow with a sensational cast, and quite the sensational plot, The Post is a dull venture and nothing more, nothing less. For a film that tackles with such huge issues as Free Press, it has so little atmosphere or intensity, It just plods onwards to an inevitable Spielberg esque finale. The biggest redeeming factor is of-course the performances, seeing both Streep and Hanks together in front of Spielberg’s lense for the first time was fantastic, but the film felt more Bob Odenkirk’s than anyone else.

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