The Post (movie)

2017 film by Steven Spielberg

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


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