The storyline follows the New York Times’ and Washington Post’s efforts to expose the American Government’s cover-up of certain aspects of the Vietnam War.
For me, it was a slow starter but it certainly picked up the pace at a round the halfway mark. Great acting all round and a faithful re-creation of America in the 70s. It was also interesting to see, in the final scenes, the actual making-up and printing of a newspaper ‘the pre-digital way’ with the Typesetters and Printing-Press on full tilt. Best of all though, was in the final frames of the movie where the scene showed a break-in… at Watergate! Very poignant and it’s begging a sequel! (even though we know what happens).
If you’re a fan of Streep, Hanks and/or Spielberg, this is a must-see. And if you enjoy films with a ‘government cover-up’ theme, this is also for you. For us, it’s both, so plenty of boxes ticked for us two!
Prior to the movie, we headed for Frankie & Benny's for a meal-deal. Excellent food all round and very efficient service too! The bill worked out to be around £12 each – great value considering we had Starters, Mains and Drinks.