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OSCAR® Winners Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks team for the first time in this thrilling film based on a true story. Determined to uphold the nation’s civil liberties. Katharine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. But when they do, they risk their careers – and their freedom – in this powerful film.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: The Post's period setting belies its bitingly timely themes, brought compellingly to life by director Steven Spielberg and an outstanding ensemble cast.
WTOP (Washington, D.C.)
It's hard to believe that Hanks and Streep have never starred together and that Streep has never acted for Spielberg. All three icons collide in "The Post," providing a timely defense of the free press in a good old-fashioned piece of entertainment.
August 29, 2020
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Common Sense Says
Well-acted, relevant drama about freedom of the press.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Post is director Steven Spielberg's historical drama about how the reporters, editors, and publishers of the Washington Post decided to follow the New York Times' lead and publish the top-secret Pentagon Papers in 1971. Starring Meryl Streep as Post publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as executive editor Ben Bradlee, the drama is sociopolitically relevant and clearly a response to the current presidential administration's antagonistic relationship with the press. The movie promotes the sanctity of freedom of the press and its ability to expose political deceit and corruption. Graham's character also exemplifies how difficult it used to be (and still is) for female bosses to lead without being second-guessed or undermined. There's not much iffy stuff in the movie except for a few swear words and a quick opening scene that takes place during the Vietnam War. Families who watch together can discuss how the story relates to today and why freedom of the press is an important hallmark of American society.
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- Genre:Drama, Thriller
- Release Date:December 22, 2017
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
If purchased in:4K
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