This will go down as one of Steven Spielberg’s lessor works. There are reasons for this and a couple come to note. The acting, especially by Hanks and Streep, is just mediocre at best. Now do not get me wrong, a so so acting performance by these two is better than most others not at their level of abilities. Not that you can find fault with either, the characters in this stolid film are not all that interesting on film. The screenplay is just not any good either. We have heard these words before.
This movie started out in the jungles of Viet Nam and once it moves on to Washington DC for the next hour or so, this flick suffered in interest. The final forty-five minutes as the principals bantered over publishing the story or not, saved the film somewhat. I did like those scenes. I say give it a view, and if you can stomach “old” news rehashed, you might like it. As I thought Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” was one of his greatest films and the best of it’s year. “The Post” is, in many ways, a crapper. Do not have the flick. ** (two Stars out of five)