Steven Spielberg’s The Post will finally hit theaters in just a few short weeks, and screenings for critics in some major cities have already started. The good news: critics almost unanimously love it. There is no bad news.

Mostly, people are praising Spielberg’s style and meticulous attention to detail and love of stories featuring characters who are all in all good people. The Post, as it is about journalism triumphing against a corrupted government, is very much of the era, and thank God we have Steven Spielberg to make a movie as timely as this. Shockingly, Meryl Streep is also very good in it. She’s so good that she’s pretty much all the critics can talk about.

Check out the first reactions that have been posted since the social media embargo lifted:

I, for one, am ready for “edge-of-your-seat excitement” in a movie about journalists bringing an irresponsible government to justice. Stay tuned for ScreenCrush’s full review of the film once the review embargo lifts next Wednesday morning.

Here’s the full synopsis:

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.

The Post hits theaters in a limited release December 22, followed by a wide release on January 12.

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