‘The Report’ presents a heavy-handed look at the CIA torture program

(CNN)“The Report” tackles a serious topic — the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the heroic attempt to make those practices public — and turns it into a rather heavy-handed movie, one that nearly buckles under the weight of its own self-importance. Adam Driver leads the cast, in an Amazon release most notable for the flashbacks to what happened under the mandate to protect America. That included waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other methods shown not to work, despite the masterminds’ insistence that they were based on science, and their argument that the subjects’ continued lying meant the tactics were actually effective. “We don’t do this,” FBI agent Ali Soufan (Faher Kaisi) says, a rare voice of …