128 mins
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Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber and Stanley Tucci lead this true story following the Boston Globe journalists... More

Where to watch Spotlight

Spotlight is available to stream in the United Kingdom now... More on Apple TV Store and Google TV and Now and YouTube and Sky Go and Microsoft.

Spotlight | Ratings & Reviews

"There’s something old-fashioned about Tom (The Station Agent) McCarthy’s real-life child abuse drama, and it’s not just the setting: 1990s/2000s Boston. Although – it has to be said – reasonably unappealing as Friday night viewing, it’s a film with integrity, about people trying to hold on to that self-same quality. Like its protagonists, it’s modest, unstarry, and admirably unswerving. It gets the job done."

Flicks, Matt GlasbyFlicks

"A magnificently nerdy process movie — a tour de force of filing-cabinet cinema..."


"A rigorously detailed telling of an important story that never loses sight of the human devastation."

Total FilmTotal Film

"A more subtle, damning film for implicating the media – as much as the church, the courts, the legal profession and other Boston institutions – in the systematic, wider cultural cover-up it describes."

Time OutTime Out

"For all of its modesty and dedication to process, Spotlight winds up being a startlingly emotional experience..."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Never hits the heights of passion, but capably and decently tells an important story."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"This might just be the best newspaper film since All the President's Men in 1976."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"This landmark film takes a clear-eyed look at the digital future and honors the one constant that journalism needs to stay alive and relevant: a fighting spirit."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Its prosaic presentation suggests that the story's full potential, encompassing deep, disturbing and enduring pain on all sides of the issue, has only begun to be touched."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A grown-up film about serious people that mercifully escapes any awards-grabbing platitudes, this is more thrilling than most action movies."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Spotlight | Details

Award winner
Best Picture and Original Screenplay at the 2016 Academy Awards; Best Original Screenplay at the 2016 BAFTA Awards
15, child sexual abuse references
Thriller, True Story & Biography
Country of origin