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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - The Post

This film is based on the true story from the 1970's in which the Washington Post is facing a dilemma.

The New York Times has published classified reports showing that the U.S., in particular Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, knew that the Vietnam War was going badly.  When the Post receives the same information, Editor-in-Chief Ben Bradlee, who is played by Tom Hanks, works throughout the evening with the other journalists to prepare the story.  Katherine Graham, who owns the paper and is played by Meryl Streep, must decide whether to publish or not knowing that it may result in criminal charges and the end of her newspaper.

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Director Steven Spielberg made a good, but not great film.   I thought the script was OK, but again not great.  Steven Spielberg did a good job directing.  The set was OK, and the acting was superb by Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.  Meryl Streep received a Golden Globe nomination, and probably will receive an Oscar nomination.  However, for some reason, Tom Hanks did not.  Overall the movie is worth seeing as it tells some truth about what went on during the Vietnam War by the U.S. government.

I gave it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars.

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