Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are two of the most well-known actors working today and putting them together in a film is a recipe for greatness. Put them in a political thriller that takes place during the Nixon administration and its a guaranteed success. The Post follows attempts by Nixon to gag the New York Times from releases classified documents pertaining to the war in Vietnam. The gag is challenged by the Washington Post who gets ahold of the same documents and debates whether to release them and risk the same threat. Directed by Spielberg, this film is exactly what films should be, with great performances and a coherent plot. This film focuses on corruption within the government and it is surprisingly relevant in the current climate.
Even Nixon would watch this film and enjoy the political intrigue.
A dynamite cast and the kind of charming that works, this one deserves…
4.5 out of 5