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First Reviews of ‘Spotlight’: Journalism Drama Takes Toronto by Storm

First Reviews of 'Spotlight': Journalism Drama Takes Toronto by Storm

Criticwire normally steers away from rounding up festival Twitter reviews — you can follow our own Twitter feed for that — but the reaction to this morning’s press screening of “Spotlight” was exuberant enough to be worthy of serious note. Toronto has been slow to produce a breakout hit this year, but it sounds like Tom McCarthy’s fact-based drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation of pedophile priests might finally be it. After McCarthy’s nutsoid Adam Sandler “The Cobbler” was declared the worst movie of last year’s TIFF, it sounds as if he may have produced one of this year’s best.

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