The Report

The Report ★★★

Original Title: The Report
Year of Release: 2019
Genres: Historical Drama; Political Thriller
Director: Scott Z. Burns
Writer: Scott Z. Burns
Main Cast: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, Linda Powell

Very didactic to a fault, The Report is a perfectly fine political thriller about the uncovering of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. I wonder if its pedestrian approach to the story was due to them having a lower budget and shorter shooting days than originally planned, but regardless the film does a solid job at showing all the events that led to the publication of the report. The cast carries the entire film and keeps it from becoming a snooze-fest, even though none of them ever truly shines in a way that astounded me. An overall decent, but quite forgettable film.

Story: 6
Directing: 6
Cinematography: 7
Acting: 8
Sound: 7
Visual Effects: 8


Violence & Gore: 5
Sex & Nudity: 1
Drugs & Profanity: 2
Intensity & Horror: 4

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