Review process: two scores assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
SW score: 35
3.3 out of 5 octopi
++ If Spotlight didn’t exist, I might be able to look at this formulaic newsroom drama with more kindness. But once you’ve seen a genre at its apex, other entries can’t catch any light, even with supremely gifted stars.