The reviews are out for the new movie "The Post," which received appreciative feedback from critics who generally said that it was compelling and had great story-telling from the filmmaking genius Steven Spielberg.
The suspense-drama, directed by Spielberg, received an impressive 87 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a site that averages review grades from various entertainment sources. Here are what some of the reviewers had to say.
Bill Goodykoontz from the Arizona Republic expressed, "This is a story about taking risks, about putting the good of the country before your own. It sounds corny and clichéd, but even in Spielberg's hands it doesn't come off that way."
Ty Burr of the Boston Globe stated, "This is Spielberg back in 'Lincoln' territory, making historical figures more mythic by making them seem more human."
Liam Lacey from Original Cin wrote, "Even that favorite visual cliche of the newspaper movie, the collage of rolling presses and papers hitting the street, is edited with a fresh ferocity, as 'hot lead' type seems to be forged into word bullets for battle."
The period piece is about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's first female publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks). They start off on bad terms but realize that they have to work together to catch up with the readership numbers of The New York Times. Along the way, they stumble upon a massive cover-up of government secrets which span many decades.
They realize that they must carefully tread the middle and reveal the news while risking their very careers. This would be the first time Spielberg, Streep, and Hanks ever collaborated on a movie. It is expected to get nominated during the awards season.
"The Post" is set to premiere in theaters on Friday, Jan. 12.