jules’s review published on Letterboxd:
what's past is prologue
carefully calculated, slow paced and subtly told -- there's something unique about this one. there's a lot of information to absorb here, but it's done delicately and with purpose; you don't find yourself being blindsided by information too dense to understand.
spielberg doesn't heavily dramatize this story like many directors would either, it's accessible, realistic and focused, as it should be, on the citizens who put their careers and their freedom on the line to get to the truth (although the stakes could've felt higher). it's obviously timely, sure, but still incredibly necessary