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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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After the news of Osama Bin Laden's death was reported, the CIA and former CIA officials falsely claimed that the intelligence that led to bin Laden came from the CIA torture program. As The Report details using the CIA's own records, the intelligence that led to Osama Bin Laden was identified through other means. 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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Written by Grahame Maclean (PRS), Stephan North (PRS) and Pat Lee
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Review the film, not ur politics
30 November 2019 | by Fixer-13257See all my reviews

The point of reviewing films isn't to hate a well written, well acted and well told story based on your own political agenda. That's not really how film reviews work. Having an issue with the story told, is not a review. Go write a blog.

No matter your political views, this old-school political thriller explores matters of vital importance to our present time. Adam Driver, Annette Benning and the rest of the cast all played their roles flawlessly. Reminiscent of films like Spotlight - the story is told at a steady pace, keeping you engaged and quite possibly outraged....yet not surprised at the conduct of Government Officials internal coverups, here...and throughout history.

A quick, riveting, thought provoking film brimming with authenticity, offering viewers an opportunity to question law and order.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Torture Report See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$232,305
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2.39 : 1
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