The Post

The Post

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Writer: Liz Hannah,Josh Singer
  • Countries of origin: United States, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Release date: January 12, 2018
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Untitled Steven Spielberg Pentagon Papers
  • "The Post" is a biopic directed by Steven Allan Spielberg, written by Elizabeth Hannah and Josh Singer , and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep . It was released in the United States on December 22, 2017.
    The film is based on real events that occurred in 1971. It tells the story of the former publisher of "The Post" Kay Graham and editor Ben Bradley competing with the "New York Times" to publish Pentagon documents to expose the government The scale covers up to 30 years of secret stories involving four American presidents   .


    • Release date January 12, 2018
    • Filming locations White Plains, New York, USA
    • Production companies Twentieth Century Fox, Dreamworks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment

    Box office


    $50,000,000 (estimated)

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Margarette 2022-04-23 07:02:00

      look and feel

      The film presents audiences with the nerve-wracking weeks of that June, a tight-paced, exciting, and detailed narrative for what could have been a boring story, and it's neat and thematically focused. Powerful, always focused on whether or not to report this potentially incendiary truth. Although the first half of the film is too protracted and loose, people are still very dazed and confused after 30 minutes of watching it. But the following plot narrative quickly got on the right track,...

    • By Valentina 2022-04-23 07:02:00

      Washington post

      The film's entry point is precisely the challenges faced by the core staff within the "Washington Post" before and after the incident. The publisher of The Washington Post at the time was Katherine Gerham, played by Aunt May.

      The Washington Post was founded by Catherine's father, and her husband was in charge of running the newspaper, but because of her early death, Catherine had to take over. However, in this era of white male dominance, Catherine's fate as a publisher is to follow...

    • By Annetta 2022-04-23 07:02:00

      Is there a line that brought you to tears?

      Just finished reading The Washington Post and I have mixed feelings. Compared to focusing on the in-depth analysis of a certain time, this film has risen to a format, or even an era. It has to be said that the current state of the news industry has a tendency to return. For the sake of selfishness and even more unimaginable aspects, wantonly false and exaggerated. Since the beginning of the industry, news truth is a sharp sword hanging above the head. Dazzling and awesome. But what no one...

    • By Axel 2022-04-23 07:02:00

      The short review is too long

      One was that Post only had a few hours, but he still decided to arrange the documents. A bunch of people crowded in Ben's house in a hurry but tacit understanding. The wife pushed the door and came in to count how many people were ready to cook. The daughter was still running around selling lemonade. But everyone is still playing inflation jokes with their daughters. (My favorite sense of Team)

      The second was Ben, Kay, and the directors. Several people were on different phones, talking...

    • By Laila 2022-04-23 07:02:00

      "News serves the people, not those in power?!"

      This is one of my favorite films. The dazzling cast, the subtlety of the plot, the drama between the actor and the actress, and the emotional tension that erupted in a few moments are never tire of watching. In fact, I may have actually watched it a hundred times. I always open this film every night in the fragmented time, drag the progress bar to the most exciting climax points, and savor the delicate joy brought by the art of film. .

      After the full score, I want to talk about some...

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    • By Kamryn 2022-11-26 00:29:52

      Spielberg's sophistication can be seen even in this star vehicle, which was apparently made together from time to time. He sorts out the messy clues at a glance. There are no two brushes that can't do this. . However, in the end, this bowl of American chicken soup is still nutritionally unbalanced. It demotes all the gripping dramas in the newsroom, and all the plot conflicts are brought together by the female elite leaders represented by Aunt May: all results are due to her final brave...

    • By Mittie 2022-11-07 08:44:03

      a spielberg movie alright... not great... not the best newspaper movie... but solid... and everything is quite efficient... unrecognizable john williams score...

    • By Kameron 2022-10-26 21:54:18

      Media responsibilities, corporate safety, personal relationships, and gender pressures are intertwined choices. The story, though unsurprisingly, is gripping. The texture and sound effects of the printing press and typeface are very expressive, and the power of the display is impressive. "News is the first rough draft of history."...

    • By Scottie 2022-10-26 03:50:55

      The play is written too loosely and misses the point. As the protagonist, Mei Gu has no role in promoting the development of the main story. The character change is accomplished overnight, and there is no in-depth exploration of the reasons. Hanks' characters are flat and lacking arcs. To put it bluntly, they are just a lot of drama, and it feels like killing a chicken with a knife. The other characters came and went like a revolving lantern, unable to recognize or remember. If this play was...

    • By Lucas 2022-10-20 05:30:41

      Indoor dramas and dialogue dramas have become gods. Crazy black Nixon actually refers to Sang Huai, but Spielberg's recent Olympic-oriented films have always had the problem of imposing drama and lowering the...

    Movie plot

    In 1971, Kay Graham, the former publisher of The Washington Post and the “First Lady of the American Press,” and editor Ben Bradley mastered a copy of the US government’s involvement in the Vietnam War, which caused a large number of casualties. Top-secret document. Thousands of people will be unemployed when this document is released, and they will even face jail, but the public needs to know the truth.
    Later, they exposed through the...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    The last scene of the film is the beginning of "Presidential Team" in 1976. "Presidential Team" tells the story of a reporter from the "Washington Post" who brought President Nixon down for exposing the "Watergate Incident."
    In all the scenes where President Nixon’s voice appears, the real voice of the President himself in the White House video tape is used.
    Tom Hanks's role model in the film, Ben Bradley, and director Spielberg are...
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    Evaluation action

    "Washington Post" is not bound by its heavy themes, and it is not at all the stereotyped historical film in the impression. Kaminsky's use of colors is magnificent and soft, giving the film a touch of nostalgia, but it doesn't make people feel distant. Williams' dexterous soundtrack makes people's heart beat faster and gives the real story an electric thrill   . (Timeline Review)
    Even though the purpose of the film is lofty, its...
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    Movie quotes

    • Ben Bagdikian: I always wanted to be part of a small rebellion.

    • Robert McNamara: If you publish, you'll get the very worst of him, the Colsons and the Ehrlichmans and he'll crush you.

      Kay Graham: I know, he's just awful, but I...

      Robert McNamara: [Interrupting and getting extremely angry] He's a... Nixon's a son of a bitch! He hates you, he hates Ben, he's wanted to ruin the paper for years and you will not get a second chance, Kay. The Richard Nixon I know will muster the full power of the presidency and if there's a way to destroy your paper, by God, he'll find it.

    • Roger Clark: What if we wait? What if we hold off on printing today. Instead we call the Attorney General and we tell them that we intend to print on Sunday. That way we give them and us time to figure out the legality of all of it, while the Court in New York decides the Times case.

      Ben Bradlee: Are you suggesting we alert the Attorney General to the fact that we have these documents, that we're going to print, in a few days?

      Roger Clark: Well, yes, that is the idea.

      Ben Bagdikian: Yeah, well, outside of landing the Hindenburg in a lightning storm, that's about the shittiest idea I've ever heard.

      Fritz Beebe: Oh boy!