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The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

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When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Written by Open Road

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Rated R for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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25 November 2015 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$295,009 (USA) (6 November 2015)

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$44,988,180 (USA) (29 April 2016)
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The film begins in 1976 and ends in the beginning of 2002. See more »

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It struck some viewers as anachronistic that in this movie, very soon after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some characters were already referring to them as "9/11." However, the term "9/11" actually started being used as a name for the events almost immediately after they occurred. For example, just two days afterward, on September 13, 2001, the New York Times announced the establishment of their "special campaign to raise money for the victims of the attack on the World Trade Center"; this was named The New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund. See more »

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Mike Rezendes: [from trailer] They knew and they let it happen! It could've been you, it could've been me, it could've been any of us.
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West Side Waltz
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A movie that qualifies as strong meat a.k.a. be ready to digest a lot of reality and face the true face of a world unknown to people living in a happy bubble.
16 March 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie undid something inside of me. It's that part of you that holds on to hope that people can be good, that there is hope for humanity. I knew the basics of it when I went to watch it: that it is about investigative reporters looking into a story of abuse in the catholic church. And it uncovered so much more than just that. Honestly, this movie should be seen by anyone who seeks the true face of the world. We don't live in a pink bubble of happiness. F*cked up things happen to people all the time; worst thing is when it happens to the innocent. The little ones who can't protect themselves. When they are robbed of their faith and their hope and their future. Sitting in the film theatre on the last row, I was brought to tears as in front of me a long list of places where victims spoke out was scrolling. I was both shocked and mad. I felt sorry that people can fail so miserably. "Mike Rezendes: They knew and they let it happen! It could've been you, it could've been me, it could've been any of us." Indeed. When we witness darkness and we shut up and we don't do anything about it, that's when we fail. A poet once wrote, "You can join the millions talking in the dark. Or you can stand up and scream light, out into the night." So choose to stand up. In your profession choose to eradicate the oblivion of evil. This movie is a masterpiece. From the dedication of the actors to their roles, to the script, the director and the cinematography. The score? Fantastic. Howard Shore did it again!


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