Daniel Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) with delivering a definitive report on the CIA's use of torture after 9/11. What he uncovers will shake America to the core. Under constant threat from the US security forces, will their publication of the 6,700 page report bring change?
The War on Terror unleashed forces we are only beginning to understand now. The Report shines a light on this recent past, without sacrificing any of the moral murkiness. Like Spotlight, it takes pain-staking procedural and grafts it onto the vice-tight grip of a thriller.
Having written for the likes of Paul Greengrass and Steven Soderbergh, Scott Z. Burns’ directorial debut packs a serious punch.