gives a beautifully measured performance as a man in search of the truth in writer/director Scott Z Burns’ new political drama The Report
. The film charts the decade long investigation into the co-called “enhanced interrogation” methods used by the CIA
to obtain confessions from terror suspects in the aftermath of 9/11. These interrogations which were sanctioned by the state were later found to be, not only dehumanising and abusive, but largely ineffective in acquiring valuable information.
When he is tasked by his boss, California senator Dianne Feinstein
(Anette Bening), in 2009 to look into possible irregularities in obtaining confessions from terror suspects, White House Staffer Daniel J. Jones (Driver) has no idea of what he is about to uncover. Along with a small team of researchers, Daniel is locked into a windowless room in a government building for years, painstakingly examining every piece of evidence on the subject.