109 mins
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Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie joins Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman for this media room drama based on... More

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Bombshell | Ratings & Reviews

"Director Jay Roach (Austin Powers) and writer Charles Randolph (The Big Short), expertly deliver a complex exposé of the explicit sexual harassment endured by many women in that icky petri dish of Republican fervour, political propaganda, and patriarchal white tycoonery—Fox News—at the hands of its CEO, Roger Ailes (John Lithgow). Clever editing and seamless collaboration between art, costume and makeup create a riveting behind-enemy-lines watch."


"…a powerful exploration of gender-politics that is bookended by dominant performances from Robbie and Theron."


"Bombshell embellishes on truth but delivers sophisticated #MeToo story."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Bombshell bills itself as “inspired by actual events”. It just seems it hasn’t wrought much insight from them and it’s only some of the better performances that stop it from being a dud."

New Zealand ListenerNew Zealand Listener

"Bombshell is an extraordinarily well acted and more than competently made film. But it misses by miles the raw engagement and visceral gut punch of, say, Spotlight, a film which – I'm picking – the makers of Bombshell would have liked very much to emulate."


"Here's the thing about sexism: It doesn't discriminate. It's an equal opportunity prejudice that cuts across history, culture, political affiliation. "Bombshell" gets this."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A ferociously entertaining dramatization of how an unlikely group of women exposed and deposed media titan Roger Ailes, it is as harrowing as it is triumphant in its depiction of the way it all came to pass."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The material is worthy, but this continuing struggle deserves a more nuanced take."

Time OutTime Out

"What keeps the drama taut are the excellent central performances, some sure to shake up the Oscar race."

Total FilmTotal Film

"One of the most compelling stories of the #MeToo movement is told unflinchingly, empathetically and authentically, with Charlize Theron completely nailing the knotty character of Megyn Kelly."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"It is a strange film in some ways, speckled with powerful, insightful moments but also with some strained acting, pulled punches and fudged attitudes, unable to decide if its heroines are compromised through having been loyal Fox staffers."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A smart, snappy depiction of the Fox News ogre getting his comeuppance."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"It's easy enough to rip a story from the headlines, but not so easy to make it stick. "Bombshell" has a finely textured, savagely pinpoint, you-are-there verisimilitude..."


Bombshell | Details

Award winner
Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Academy Awards 2020; Best Makeup and Hair, BAFTAs 2020
M, Offensive language & sexual references
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin