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When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.
|nudity||References to sexual abuse and pedophilia|
|violence||References to sexual violence. Mentions a person who committed suicide. A man's arm is shown, and there are many needle marks on it.|
|profanity||About 7 "Fucks", 20 "Shits", and 6 "God damns". Multiple uses of Jesus/Christ. 2 uses of "son of a bitch", one use of " assholes". Multiple name callings such as "smug", " scumbags ", etc.|
|alcohol||Characters drink alcohol socially at public functions.|
|frightening||The film centers on the issue of child sexual abuse and contains dramatized scenes where several victims recount their experiences, providing details of the abuse and the trauma they suffered. The details are verbal and may offend viewers. The film also explores the issues pertaining to pedophilia perpetrated by religious leaders.|