Film Preview: The Report (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 25, 2019) Original
(October 20, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)

Release Date:

November 15, 2019


From IMDb: “Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA’s post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.”

Poster Rating: B- / B-

Review: (#1) A black-and-white-and-red design that doesn’t feel like it’s selling an action film. The color scheme is entirely fitting to the desired out come. Even the photocopied background makes up for its blankness.

(#2) A more chaotic design than the prior even if both employ the same style. That it has more interesting details helps keep it on par.

Trailer Rating: B / C+

Review: (#1) Getting from point A to B is fairly straight forward in this thriller’s trailer, though it looks like it might be more akin to The Post than to All the President’s Men.

(#2) Once again, the excitement and intrigue of the prior trailer is mitigated by the chaotic and ill-fitting edit of the second trailer.

Oscar Prospects:

The premise seems right up the Academy’s alley, though a number of films that have tackled similar subjects have failed to garner Oscar consideration. Scott Z. Burns is directing, the Hollywood writer has yet to produce an Oscar-worthy screenplay, so the film’s chances aren’t great, but if it turns out good, it could be.

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Trailer #2


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