Steven Spielberg’s The Post is a movie that skillfully captures the essence of the 70s while giving us a window into the politics and society of the time, which unsettlingly mirrors our present, suggests Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are excellent in channeling their characters’ struggle to bring out the truth against many obstacles. More than anything, the movie reminds us of the importance of good, hard-hitting journalism and its value to society. This message stands out particularly given the political climate of the modern day. Dramatic and beautifully composed by Spielberg, The Post is exciting, smart and fun to watch.
The Post unfortunately falls short in ways that even great individual performances weren't able to save, holds Jason Guerrasio of Business Insider. Certain scenes drag on in discomforting ways that stand out too much. Steven Spielberg’s qualities simply don’t shine as brightly as usual throughout the movie. His distinct ability to bring out the humanity of his characters is starkly missing here. The music doesn’t fully capture the plot’s dramatic moments. It seems that because of its timely nature, the movie was rushed, which is quite apparent throughout some scenes that needed ironing out. The Post is a great concept that could have been executed better.