It’s a film that he seems to have made in about five minutes whilst in the middle of making another. Steven Spielberg’s The Post has been hyped up since the moment it has been announced, and the speed of which he has made it and screened it to critics is unprecedented, and now The Post reactions have started to come in.
The Post Reactions – Spielberg’s Latest Gets Largely Positive Reviews
The Post looks to have screened for the American press over the last few days, and we have gathered up some of the responses, most of which are very positive.
The Post focuses on the cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents and pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
Related: Watch: First Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s The Post
The film opens on January 19th across the UK. Here are the first The Post reactions.
The Post is a reminder that Spielberg is a pro like no other. Pentagon Papers changed everything. It was a time not unlike today – similar forces at work. Everyone at the top of their game here.
— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) November 28, 2017
The Post is an important film, not just to history, but to the now. Streep is amazing. My audience broke into applause at least 6 times during the movie itself. Spielberg’s best film since Munich.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 28, 2017
I pretty much loved THE POST. Streep: Her best perf in years. Hanks: Delightfully irascible. The rest of the cast: Great. I expected its depiction of journalism to feel vital & sentimental. I did not expect Spielberg to make his first overtly feminist film since The Color Purple.
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) November 28, 2017
Oh, I can tweet about THE POST? Great!
It’s very good and incredibly timely. It probably won’t crack my Top 10, but only because 2017 has been jam-packed with great movies.
— Matt Goldberg (@MattGoldberg) November 28, 2017
So THE POST is Steven Spielberg at his most urgent. He lets the dialogue and the performances speak for him. A little preachy, but it has a lot to say. I love this era of Spielberg. Streep, Hanks, Odenkirk are terrific. Timely as hell, too.
— Alan Cerny (@NordlingCS) November 28, 2017
The Post benefits from a great, likable cast and a sadly timely reminder of the last time a president tried to villainize the press. However it’s super on the nose, incredibly slight and kind of a snooze overall. Felt to me like Spielberg was on autopilot.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) November 28, 2017
#ThePost: “The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.” This isn’t quite the best film of the year, but it might be the most important. A stirring, far too relevant defense of a free press from Spielberg & co. Streep, Hanks and Bob Odenkirk knock it out of the park.
— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) November 28, 2017
THE POST, as everyone else is saying, is dynamite. As good as THE PAPER? As good as LINCOLN? I dunno. Probably. Streep has multiple line-readings that remind you why she’s Meryl Goddamn Streep.
— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) November 28, 2017
The Post is exactly what you’re expecting: mature, rousing, resonant newsroom procedural with proper Spielbergian swell. Smashing, nuanced (!) Streep, bristlingly adorable Hanks.
— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) November 28, 2017
Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” is a timely look at the importance of journalism. Hanks rips his role to shreds while Streep shows up with an angelic grace. Kaminski’s camera work & Williams’ score are standouts. First 30 mins drag but comes home by the end. A crowdpleaser #ThePost pic.twitter.com/xGP4fosvj7
— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) November 28, 2017