In a special Flicks & Nix review for SIDEWALKS, reporter Beau Behan reviews the newspaper drama starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup.
(Open Road Films)
RUNNING TIME: 128 min
MPAA RATING: R for some language including sexual references
DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy
WRITERS: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Pierre Omidyar, Michael Bederman, Bard Dorros, Tom Ortenberg, Peter Lawson, Xavier Marchand
PRODUCERS: Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust
CAST: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy, James Billy Crudup
SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.