The Post

Certificate
12A
Duration
115 minutes

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Sarah Paulson

Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.

5 stars "Spielberg's thrilling Pentagon Papers drama gives Meryl Streep her richest role in years" - The Telegraph

"An expertly-crafted and compelling film brought to tantalizing life by a master director and an all-star ensemble cast" - Screen Rant

4 stars "this story is more relevant than ever, and it is told with wit, precision and understated passion." - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Guardian

4 stars - "Streep and Hanks shine in Spielberg's timely defense of the press and its freedom to expose corruption -- even when it implicates or embarrasses those in political power." - Common Sense Media

4 stars - "Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep impress as Washington Post bigwigs fighting to expose government lies about the Vietnam war" - The Guardian

4 stars - "riveting newspaper drama" - The Independent

6 Golden Globe nominations: Best Film – Drama, Best performance by an actress in a film – drama – Meryl Streep, Best performance by an actor in a film – drama – Tom Hanks, Best Director – film, Best Screenplay – film, Best Original Score – film

2 Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Lead Actress - Meryl Streep