Great story, but bland cinema. Okay, how do you make a cerebral story about a fight for the First Amendment visually exciting? Twice a taxi almost hits a newsroom messenger. Jiggle the camera. Put Meryl Streep in a gold caftan. Not enough.
Hanks, who I usually like, and Streep, reprising her Florence Henderson type old lady with hesitant darting eyes role, do impersonations rather than something fresh with the titanic Bradlee and Graham. Give a new actor a chance.
Minor pet peeve: The lighting throughout was brown drab, which I hate. Trying to be ‘natural?!’ The scenes needs more light than just the lamps in the living room and the fluorescent lights in the newsroom. “The Darkest Hour” was brighter!