Review: Based on real events of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of widespread historical child sexual abuse within the local Catholic Archdiocese. As a result it has shaken the Catholic Church to its core.
Director: Tom McCarthy
Actors: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup
Genre: Biography, Drama and History
I really liked this film. I found it to be very tense and gripping. The actors you never really thought of as acting. It was all so real. Fantastic cast but the one that stood out for me was Mark Ruffalo. His performance was breathtaking and I felt that he really led the whole film through from the beginning right to the end. The script was very well written. I have every respect for Tom McCarthy who directed the film. There were so many moving scenes in it. The music was fantastic and was composed by Howard Shore who has most famously worked on The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit films. You never got bored for one minute because there just wasn’t any time for that to happen. Margot Robbie was offered the role of Sacha Pfeiffer but turned it down and Rachel McAdams was later cast. According to Mark Ruffalo, most of the actual reporters who uncovered the scandal were in fact Roman Catholics. The thing that surprised me the most is just how much this has been happening and been going on right across the world. It wasn’t just in Boston. A film that will have you thinking about it days after you have watched it. At the Academy Awards in 2016 this won 2 Oscars. They were for Best Motion Picture of the Year and also Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy). At the Bafta Awards also in 2016 it won for Best Original Screenplay.