‘Spotlight’ tells a much-needed powerhouse story of reporting (Our grade: A-)

This photo provided by courtesy of Open Road Films shows, Rachel McAdams, from left, as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll, in a scene from the film, "Spotlight." (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films via AP)

This photo provided by courtesy of Open Road Films shows, Rachel McAdams, from left, as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll, in a scene from the film, “Spotlight.” (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films via AP)

Kenneth Turan – Los Angeles Times

“Spotlight” doesn’t call attention to itself. Its screenplay is self-effacing, its direction is intentionally low-key, and it encourages its fistful of top actors to blend into an eloquent ensemble.

By unfolding in this quiet yet dramatic way, “Spotlight” fosters the satisfying illusion that its powerhouse story is telling itself. Which couldn’t be further from the truth.

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