The Post [DVD] [2017]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (155 out of 165)

    Special Features


    • Arts & Entertainment: music for The Post
    • Stop the Presses: filming The Post
    • The Style Section: recreating an era
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Post
    In the summer of 1971, the Washington Post faces a historic dilemma: whether or not to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret document that reveals the U.S. government knew for decades the Vietnam War was unwinnable. Executive editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) debate the best course of action in this docudrama, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Bob Odenkirk, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sarah Paulson, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Alison Brie, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Carrie Coon, and Zach Woods co-star. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Hanks
      Tom Hanks - Ben Bradlee
    • Meryl Streep
      Meryl Streep - Katharine Graham
    • Alison Brie
      Alison Brie - Lally Graham
    • Carrie Coon
      Carrie Coon - Meg Greenfield
    • David Cross
      David Cross - Howard Simons



    Customer rating

    4.5
    94%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Hanks, Streep, & Spielberg Deliver (Mostly)

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      VandyPrice
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      The Post is as much a movie as it is a strict documentation of a sequence of events that deal in something as fleeting as time and the importance man places upon the construct of time. Time, by all definitions, is a mental construct used to make sense of movement. There is a great sense of the collusion between time and movement in the latest from director Steven Spielberg and how what man has created to help maintain order can also spin us into the very midst of confusion as chaos is so often categorized. Simply by defining how long something has the potential to be powerful or life-changing we set ourselves up for large successes or failures. It is no surprise then that Spielberg focuses not on the passage of time or how this fleeting thing called life is formed against the backdrop of the time we just so happen to have been born into or exist within, but rather how time is what we do with it. What defines our lives and the time we are able to spend on this earth is not simply how we make it through one day to get to the next, but by the actions we take, the strides we make, and the deadlines we set for ourselves and either meet or don't. It's a thesis based on the hope that nobility is a prized possession in any viewer that sits down to take in history as told by the movies. This thesis of sorts is meant to both stir something deep within for the pride in one's country that allows for, "the press to serve the governed, not the governors," while at the same time utilizing this message to remind us all that history undoubtedly repeats itself. One would be remiss to go through a full discussion around The Post without mentioning its relevancy, but more so-its poignancy-in relation to the present state of the world and the leaders that are in power; utilizing their power for personal gain and favorable poll numbers rather than in the interest of world peace. Our present day is not the world the characters in The Post thought they were shaping or being bold enough to attempt to usher society into and while Spielberg makes no direct indication of his intent the opportunistic quality of the project is enough to suggest as much. It would be futile to not mention such obvious parallels and why this film in particular feels more like a product of today despite taking place forty-six years ago. This isn't a negative in terms of how it plays throughout the narrative either, but is more a return to this idea of time, time as a construct, and how it isn't a neat and tidy sequence of events one can always apply a narrative to, but something that is forever reminding us, the human race, what we must do and what values we must continue to uphold in order to ensure our continued survival. The Post may not exactly be a revelatory piece of work, but it is certainly a direct and not so gentle reminder there has to be examples of the best of us in the worst of times.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Saga of the publishing-event of the 20th Centuay

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      CWLW
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      The perpetuated lies concerning American involvement in Viet Nan by Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, and their exposure by the New York Times and subsequently The Washington Post were the focal points of the film. This saga is not an exposé of the Pentagon Papers but it is a vibrant story of the publishing-event of the late 20th Century in the mid-1960’s. To put this incredible motion-picture in prospective, the Break-In of the Watergate Nat’l. Democratic Headquarters occurred shortly afterwards as did the fall of the Nixon presidency. This moving-picture will touch your moral compass and it will stir the emotions of your state of mind – it is a very powerful screen play

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great cast, great story from a great director

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      LeeN
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      I can see the political wheels turning to get this movie made quickly as a reaction to the current administration. But I don't care what the reason was. It is a well done piece that keeps up the suspense despite the fact that most of us know the ending and no one is going to get killed or maimed. Spielberg can do no wrong. Even his mediocre movies are very good and this is one of his better efforts with no gimmicks or special effects.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great historical must see

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      Schatze
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      I forgot about what happened back then and so this was was great reminder about the importance of the freedom of the press and how some try to interfere with the process. Didn't think I could take one more Streep ans Hanks movie but they are very good. Streep is truly excellent as usual and portrayed someone w a lot of guts at the time. Definitely worth seeing. Also a great native 4k scan not upscaled.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An exciting and amazing historical film.

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      Pyramids
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      I think that "The Post" was one of the greatest historical films of all-time and it was also one of my favorite historical films of all-time. I had first seen this film in theaters and I immediately enjoyed it and I also think that "The Post" had a lot of entertaining, exciting and enjoyable drama, mystery and suspense including exciting, amazing and original personal/historical storylines.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Terrific film at a great price!

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      Spidercard
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      This film chronicles the difficult decision on the part of the Washington Post to publish top secret documents about the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The film is well-acted and timely for today's climate with tensions between the government and the press. I was fortunate to find the film on sale (Memorial Day) and paid only about a quarter of the retail price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

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      Idontcareto
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      We enjoyed this movie very much at the theater, so we wanted to add it to our own collection of movies. We see fewer and fewer movies at the theater these days due to the preponderance of extremely violent, juvenile humor, extreme action and just plain stupid movies being produced. It's nice when an intelligent script with excellent actors come together.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Close to being great

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      MatthewL
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      After recently watching the incredible Spotlight, I was very interested in the subject matter of The Post, but skeptical it hold my interest as Spotlight did. Streep gives a very subtle nuanced performance, along with Hanks and Bob Odenkirk, and their characters really carry the movie. An enjoyable watch that doesn't necessarily blow you away.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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