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The Report (2019)

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Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

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Scott Z. Burns

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Scott Z. Burns
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Driver ... Daniel Jones
Corey Stoll ... Cyrus Clifford
Evander Duck Jr. ... Off Site Security Guard
Jon Hamm ... Denis McDonough
Linda Powell ... Marcy Morris
Annette Bening ... Senator Dianne Feinstein
Sandra Landers ... Senate Intelligence Committee Clerk
John Rothman ... Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Victor Slezak ... Senator Jay Rockefeller
Guy Boyd ... Senator Saxby Chambliss
Alexander Chaplin ... Sean Murphy
Joanne Tucker Joanne Tucker ... Gretchen
Maura Tierney ... Bernadette
Michael C. Hall ... Thomas Eastman
Ian Blackman ... Cofer Black
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Storyline

THE REPORT is a thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones' relentless pursuit of the truth leads to findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation's top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a shocking secret from the American public. THE REPORT is written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, and the film also stars Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney.

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Truth Matters


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Rated R for some scenes of inhumane treatment and torture, and language | See all certifications »

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This is Scott Z. Burns' feature directorial debut. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cyrus Clifford: How long have you been working on this project, Dan?
Daniel Jones: Five years.
Cyrus Clifford: Five, wow. Every day? Nights? Weekends?
Daniel Jones: It's very consuming.
Cyrus Clifford: Do you have a relationship, Dan? Family? Just trying to get a better sense of who you are.
Daniel Jones: When it started I was seeing someone. But the nature of the work, the hours... I wasn't a very good partner.
Cyrus Clifford: Five years, and it could all go away. Just vanish in the face of these allegations.
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Power for the oppressors
15 February 2020 | by blackoutHSee all my reviews

Being the country where the movie industry thrives the most, it's only natural that a lot of the scripts, are actually about that same country's history

I've seen a lot of american movies, based on true political events that have continuously shocked me to my core, on how powerful law enforcement and government institutions keep getting away with the most inhuman actions, and even worse, these actions being completely ignored or supported by the people

I get it, the political climate in the US will make people dislike the movie if they tend to support a specific political color, given the interventionists, however as a non-american I appeal everyone to look away on political ideology and really absorb the message, as being ignorant is no longer an excuse. It's not about politics, race or whatever other topic that keeps dividing people, it's about the total lost of humanity

As a movie is well executed and conveys the event's story line in a concise and organized fashion. Adam Driver delivers, and the high score goes for the message and awareness!


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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$232,305
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