Nominated for the 2018 Oscar for Best Motion Picture.
In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation's major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents.
At the time, the Post's Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) was still finding her footing as the country's first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), the paper's volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper.
Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration's unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.
★★★★ "A thrilling real-life showdown" - Kevin Maher, The Times
★★★★ "Underlines Spielberg’s continuing ability to entertain us" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
★★★★ "Told with wit, precision and understated passion" - Mark Kermode, The Observer
★★★★★ "Spielberg's thrilling Pentagon Papers drama gives Meryl Streep her richest role in years" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph