The Post (movie)

2017 film by Steven Spielberg

The Post is a 2017 American historical-drama-political thriller movie[1][2] directed and produ

The Post
Directed bySteven Spielberg
Written byLiz Hannah Josh Singer
Produced bySteven Spielberg

Kristie Macosko Krieger

Amy Pascal
StarringMeryl Streep

Tom Hanks Sarah Paulson Bob Odenkirk Tracy Letts Bradley Whitford Bruce Greenwood

Matthew Rhys
CinematographyJanusz Kamiński
Edited byMichael Kahn Sarah Broshar
Music byJohn Williams
Production
company
20th Century Fox

DreamWorks Pictures Participant Media[ Amblin Partners Amblin Entertainment Pascal Pictures

Star Thrower Entertainment
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
December 14, 2017 (Newseum) December 22, 2017 (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$50 million
Box office$179.8 million

ced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.

It stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post, with Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, and Matthew Rhys.

It was released for a short time on December 22, 2017 until releasing worldwide on January 12, 2018. It made $178 million worldwide. It got good reviews from the critics with an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.[3][4]

Many critics called the movie as one of the best movies of 2017.[5][6] It was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress (for Streep) at the 90th Academy Awards.

PlotEdit

The film is set in 1971, The Post is about the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents about the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War. It begins with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara telling the public he supports the war effort but privately telling Ellsberg and Macomber that the war is lost. Years later, Ellsberg secretly makes copies of many classified documents about the Vietnam War. He brings them to Neil Sheehan of the New York Times. Katharine Graham leads the Washington Post and faces a dominant male industry. The Post eventually acquires the same material and begins assembling thousands of documents. Tension arises over whether to publish because the Post could face charges in court. Bradlee and Graham learn former Presidents and friends deceived them. Nevertheless, Graham decides to publish the reports. The Post and The Times appear in court and win. The New York Times Co. v. United States decision allows the media to print the classified documents. The film ends showing the Watergate burglary.

CastEdit

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Australia 11 January 2018
  Cyprus 11 January 2018
  Greece 11 January 2018
  Israel 11 January 2018
  New Zealand 11 January 2018
  Bulgaria 12 January 2018
  Canada 12 January 2018
  India 12 January 2018
  United States 12 January 2018
  Bahrain 18 January 2018
  Jordan 18 January 2018
  Kuwait 18 January 2018
  Lebanon 18 January 2018
  Qatar 18 January 2018
  Singapore 18 January 2018
  Slovakia 18 January 2018
  Spain 19 January 2018
  United Kingdom 19 January 2018
  Ireland 19 January 2018
  France 24 January 2018
  Brazil 25 January 2018
  Portugal 25 January 2018
  Estonia 26 January 2018
  Lithuania 26 January 2018
  Sweden 26 January 2018
  Argentina 1 February 2018
  Chile 1 February 2018
  Colombia 1 February 2018
  Hong Kong 1 February 2018
  Italy 1 February 2018
  Netherlands 1 February 2018
  Peru 1 February 2018
  Uruguay 1 February 2018
  Finland 2 February 2018
  Mexico 2 February 2018
  Norway 16 February 2018
  Poland 16 February 2018
  Indonesia 21 February 2018
  Austria 22 February 2018
  Czech Republic 22 February 2018
  Germany 22 February 2018
  Hungary 22 February 2018
  Russia 22 February 2018
  Ukraine 22 February 2018
  Romania 23 February 2018
  Taiwan 23 February 2018
  South Korea 28 February 2018
  Japan 30 March 2018
  Denmark 5 April 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. Travers, Peter (December 4, 2017). "10 Best Movies of 2017". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  2. Damigella, Rick (January 2, 2017). "Political thriller gets Oscar buzz". CNN. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  3. Shepard, Jack (December 6, 2017). "The Post review round-up: Steven Spielberg's Oscar 2018 frontrunner wins glowing reception". The Independent. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  4. Han, Angie (December 6, 2017). "The reviews are in and critics absolutely adore Steven Spielberg's 'The Post'". Mashable. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  5. "National Board of Review Announces 2017 Award Winners". National Board of Review. November 28, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  6. Zacharek, Stephanie (December 7, 2017). "The Top 10 Movies of 2017". Time. Retrieved December 13, 2017.