I saw The Post earlier this week and it’s taken me quite a while to think about how to review it. To be honest, it didn’t really do much for me at all. It’s clearly a very important part of recent history, an interesting story with huge relevance in these current times, but the first half was just so dull!
Tom Hanks is obviously brilliant, playing Ben Bradlee, editor of The Washington Post. But it’s Meryl Streep that really shines here as Katharine Graham, the country’s first female newspaper publisher and Bens boss. Following her journey through the male led news industry as she gradually finds the strength and confidence she needs.
The second half ramps up the tension somewhat and is a great improvement over the first half. Unfortunately for me though it just wasn’t enough to leave any kind of lasting impression. Disappointing.