The Report

critic Reviews

82% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score82%
  • The Report draws on a dark chapter in American history to offer a sober, gripping account of one public servant's crusade for accountability.
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    David KlionThe New Republic
    The hackneyed script has the effect of lending an unmerited nobility to the politicians and bureaucrats on-screen.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Director Scott Z Burns captures the events in a cold, rigorously factual, and largely dispassionate manner. But that's the point.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    The film, written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, takes its cue from the stern dedication of its hero; the result feels pressurized, disheartening, and fraught.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    A film as thought-provoking as this should pack more thrills; the majority of the suspense is generated from Driver's countenance, not Burns' ability to captivate an audience.
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    Elianna LevGlobe and Mail
    This velocity, along with the performances, helps turn a movie that's essentially about a 6,700-page report (eventually boiled down to 525) into riveting storytelling.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "The Report" leaves you feeling exhausted and defeated, but that's its intent. Mission accomplished.
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    Leigh PaatschHerald Sun (Australia)
    A wordy, worthy paper chase of a movie, albeit one that ultimately chases its own tail to an mildly frustrating end.
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    Kate RodgerNewshub (NZ)
    ...the story itself of course demands attention and for a certain cross-section of film lovers will almost certainly find an audience.
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    Poulomi DasArré
    The film's closing sequence that sees Jones walk out of the Senate building after the report is finally made public is testament to Burns' steely determination to make a movie that didn't get lost in its theatrics.
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    Anthony MorrisScreenHub
    The Report turns out to be one of the most compelling political dramas of recent years
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