The Report – A little dry, but still palatable

To call this movie a thriller is a bit of a stretch. I must commend director Scott Z Burns for taking a very long, complicated and fact-filled script and condensed it into a 119 minute movie and not losing the viewers’ interest along the way. A lot of this has to do with the tack sharp cinematography and top notch acting by all the casts. There are many static camera shots throughout this movie to let the interaction unfold and brought home the urgency of every conversation throughout the movie. The long landscape shots also serve to show the intimidating shadow of the institution that loom over staffer Daniel Jones as he went in and out of those buildings to conduct his investigation into the torture report. This is a slow, fact filled movie that begs your concentration and viewing commitment.