Shwet’s review published on Letterboxd:
The importance of Spotlight as a film only grows on every watch. The film is a tribute to good journalism, a testament to its power in effecting real world change.
Exceedingly gripping from start to finish, like All The President's Men what this film achieves is capturing the hours and days and weeks and months of back breaking labour, the disappointments of setbacks, the emotional toll a story takes on the reporter, and simultaneously leaves the viewer with a sense of profound melancholy and cynicism for the state of the world. The viewer does feel, not joy, but exhaustion and fatigue in unraveling the mystery of grave systemic injustice.
It elevates people from sources and readers to being fleshed out human beings with a personal stake in the story they wish to tell.