Streep, Hanks and Spielberg film The Post gets warm reviews

From BBC - December 7, 2017

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep's historic press freedom film The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg, has had very positive reviews from critics.

The film follows the real-life story of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and proprietor Kay Graham, who published the classified Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Deadline described the film as "the most important movie of 2017 on so many levels".

It said Hanks and Streep are "extraordinary together".

This is echoed by The Telegraph, which described Streep's performance as her "richest role in years".

The Guardian described it as a "rousingly watchable film" and a "pointed celebration of liberal decency in the past and implied present".

It referred to the plotline, which follows the legal threats the two journalists faced while trying to disclose the truth, with a scoop that would pave the way for the Watergate investigation.


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