In 2001, The Boston Globe newspaper writer hires a brand new particular person of Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber). Meeting with Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), Baron discovers that Robinson leads the crew “Spotlight”, a small group of journalists whose articles are investigations and to publish them may cross a yr. When Baron learn a small article within the newspaper a few priest named John Geoghan being accused of pedophilia, he urges the Spotlight staff to observe the story.
In addition to the fees being introduced in opposition to Geoghan, a lawyer alleges that Cardinal Law, Archbishop of Boston, knew about manners priest, however he did completely nothing to cease it. Believing initially by the story of a priest manners deviant who moved from city to city a number of occasions, crew Spotlight begins to uncover a sample of kid sexual abuse by Roman Catholic monks in Massachusetts and a canopy of the Archdiocese of Boston.
Through a person who runs a corporation for the protection of victims of varied abuses, they widen their investigation to a complete of thirteen clergymen. They discover that there’s a priest who has tried to rehabilitate pedophile clergymen and he tells them that solely in Boston are someplace round ninety such clergymen abusive and, after making up a listing of names of monks they start to focus their investigation the invention victims to verify (or not) suspicions. Their investigation is hampered much more by the assaults of September eleven, forcing them to depart a protracted story.