"With razor-sharp dialogue and a perfect cast, The Report hums."
— Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
"A gripping procedural about the tenacity and moral certainty needed to navigate a complex Washington minefield."
— Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"[T]he film... is merciless in exposing the brutality and almost comic ineptitude of the CIA's so-called EIT programme (it didn't work)."
— Kevin Maher, Times (UK)
"A sense of quiet fury courses throughout the narrative, but we never see that explode onto the screen, and it's a more interesting, thoughtful film for it."
— Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies
"A sobering, supremely well-crafted procedural in the vein of Spotlight in The Post that seems designed to induce anger and catharsis in equal measure."
— Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
"A large-scale saga of corruption, justice, and overwhelming relevance that's at once gripping and eye-opening, even if you're the sort of news junkie who thinks they already know the story. Burns, by trusting the audience, has created a darkly authentic political thriller that does exactly what a movie like this one should do. It leaves you chastened and inspired."
— Owen Gleiberman, Variety