man i love films’s review published on Letterboxd:
I feel like it's almost cliche to say that this is the 21st-century edition of All the President's Men, so I won't, because that would not represent Spotlight accurately--it is anything but a cliche. It doesn't make saints out of the reporters who wrote on a disgusting scandal; rather showing them as what they are, and that's human beings. It shows that the freedom of press is still just as relevant today as it was back when it was written into law in 1791.
Don't be corrupt.
Don't be deceitful.
If you let those in power get away with those same things, then you are no better than them.
It's as simple as that.