Movie review by Cole Duffy –
The Post is an old-fashioned message movie, but one that works really well!
Katherine Graham (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) is busy preparing her family company
The Washington Post to go public when the New York Times gets the story of a lifetime: a study
detailing how the White House has lied to the public about the Vietnam War since Truman’s
presidency. Her publisher Ben Bradlee (Academy Award winner Tom Hanks) wants to print
stories on the study when Nixon manages to block the New York Times. But will Katherine stand
up, or back down?
Director Steven Spielberg keeps the story moving at a quick pace (and isn’t afraid to compare
Nixon’s hatred of the press to the current President’s similar feelings). Streep and Hanks are solid
and entertaining to watch, backed up by a strong supporting cast.
The Post is rock-solid entertainment for anybody wanting an intense story.
RATING: PG-13 FOR LANGUAGE AND BRIEF WAR VIOLENCE
RUNTIME: 115 MINUTES