The acting in this film was absolutely amazing. Cate Blanchett was great as Mary Mapes, delivering a believable, emotional performance. Robert Redford was excellent as Dan Rather, but the supporting actor who I thought was most neglected was Topher Grace, who delivered a believable, funny, and intense role.
I thought that the story was amazingly written. It kept me constantly interested, and it was well told with great cinematography. There are a lot of memorable lines said in this movie, particularly by Redford's character. I liked the use of Dennis Quaid's character to help the audience understand some of the military terminology, however there was still a little bit left unexplained.
My only complaint is an issue with the music placement choices. There was a song that began before a montage (probably unnecessary) introducing the team of supporting characters that began at an odd place, too close to when Mapes finished speaking. This happened a couple of times throughout the film, but this isn't that big of a problem.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this film and thought that it was very well made. It joins the list of great journalism films of 2015.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Digital that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.