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While we'll have to wait until December 6 to see what critics think of Steven Spielberg's "Post". The first online reactions have begun to filter on the movie based on real events starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
Early viewers praise the film about the Washington Post's handling of the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s, especially Streep's performance, which many have called "dazzling", "amazing" and its "best performance in years "
"THE POST rules, the best Spielberg film from MUNICH," tweeted David Ehrlich of IndieWire. "Meryl Streep is almost * Holly Hunter in Broadcast News good * in this film, ALMOST not exactly BUT ALMOST"
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"I really liked THE POST," wrote Adam B. Vary of BuzzFeed. "Streep: his best performance in years Hanks: Deliciously irascible The rest of the cast: great, I expected his description of journalism to feel vital and sentimental, I did not expect Spielberg to make his first openly feminist film from The Color Purple."
Other critics praised the punctuality of the film, especially "in an era in which journalism is being attacked," as well as camera work and John Williams. score.
Streep stars as the Washington Post editorial Katharine Graham, the first woman to publish a major American newspaper. Hanks plays editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), and the couple runs to discover a network of government secrets that spanned three decades and four American presidents.
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This is the first time that Streep and Hanks have appeared together in a movie. In addition to directing, Spielberg also produced the film with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Kriege . The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.
The ensemble cast includes Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.
"The Post" premieres in select theaters on December 22 and across the country on January 12, 2018.
Read the first reviews below.
Stimulating. Deep. Confident. Exciting. The # ThePost by Spielberg might not be the best movie I've seen this year, but now it speaks of ways that drove my heart crazy. Streep is awesome.
– Sara M Fetters (@MoviefreakSara) November 28, 2017
Meryl Streep is almost * Holly Hunter in Broadcast News good * in this movie. ALMOST. not quite. BUT ALMOST.
– David Ehrlich (@davidehrlich) November 28, 2017
Also, whether I'm objective or not, I'll tell what Meryl Streep does in this movie, building a narrative about her The character with each line, Movement and gesture is, even for her, amazing.
– Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) November 28, 2017
Good performances and the most important relevant topic, and it's hella entertaining! Bring the whole family!
(But actually do that last part)
– Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie) November 28, 2017
I LOVED THE MAIL. Streep: its best performance in years. Hanks: Deliciously irascible. The rest of the cast: great. He expected his description of journalism to feel vital and sentimental. I did not expect Spielberg to make his first openly feminist film from The Color Purple.
– Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) November 28, 2017
for being serious: I screamed and shouted out loud a handful of times. at one point I grabbed @jhoffman's knee with my whole hand. is another entry in the cult of Spielberg to PROCESS and I adore it
– David Sims (@davidlsims) November 28, 2017
THE POST, like all the others say, is dynamite. As good as THE PAPER? As good as LINCOLN? I dont know. Probably. Streep has multiple line readings that remind her why she is Meryl Goddamn Streep.
– Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) November 28, 2017
#ThePost : "The press was there to serve the governed, not the governors". This is not the best movie of the year, but it could be the most important. A moving and too relevant defense of a free press of Spielberg & co. Streep, Hanks and Bob Odenkirk take him out of the park.
– Chris Evangelista (@ cevangelista413) November 28, 2017
"The Post" by Steven Spielberg is a timely look at the importance of journalism. Hanks breaks his paper into pieces while Streep appears with an angelic grace. The work with Kaminski's camera and Williams' score are outstanding. First 30 minutes of drag but you get home at the end. A crowdpleaser #ThePost pic.twitter.com/xGP4fosvj7
– Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) November 28, 2017
And yes, it's the best Streep in years  – Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie) November 28, 2017
In a nutshell: #ThePost is Spielberg's best film since & # 39; Saving Private Ryan & # 39; . Spectacular cast of actors led by a pair of leaders head Hanks and Streep. Very timely, vitally important and exciting.
– Paul Carlson (@EscapeIntoFilm) November 28, 2017
Can we talk about THE POST? Let's talk about EL POST. It's excellent. An enthusiastic creator of mbades on the freedom of the press? Sold. I loved. The best Spielberg movie from Munich.
– Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) November 28, 2017
Sierra # ThePost tonight. It can be great. It certainly feels important in an era in which journalism is being attacked. It also feels important in an era where men are learning how many women are being attacked. #KayGraham
– Ben Mankiewicz (@ BenMank77) November 28, 2017
The Post is exactly what you expect: a mature, moving and resonant newsroom, with a Spielbergian sound suitable. Smashing, nuanced (!) Streep, bristlingly adorable Hanks.
– Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) November 28, 2017
The Post is an important film, not only for history, but for now. Streep is amazing. My audience erupted in applause at least 6 times during the movie. The best Spielberg film from Munich.
– Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 28, 2017
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