Trumbo (2015)

Trumbo (2015)

(2015)

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Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) is writer Dalton Trumbo in this biopic tracing his story from novelist, to Hollywood's highest paid writer, to his subsequent blacklisting after refusing to name names in the 1940s Communist witch hunt. Co-stars Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane and Louis C.K.

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BY JackWallace superstar

Trumbo was not for me. It's well acted and competently made, but I don't like Oscar bait prestige pics like this. I usually find them forgettable and boring. Bryan Cranston, who just earned himself an Oscar nomination for his performance as American screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, is very good. But other than that, I can't recommend Trumbo. Grade: C+


BY Gaspardation superstar

A retrospective review of the dark age of Hollywood persecution and backwardness. Very impressively performed by veteran actor(ess).


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73% of critics recommend.
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  • What makes the movie work are the lively performances, both from the supporting cast and from Cranston. Full Review

  • May be clumsy and overly simplistic at times, but it's an important reminder of how democracy can fail ... and the strength of character it takes to fight the system. Full Review

  • Bryan Cranston game and gummy in zippy hymn to Hollywood self-love. Full Review

  • Trumbo goes for a tone that’s more scrappy and inspirational, as this ousted ex-A-lister enlists his kids as couriers, builds a network of collaborators and wins two Academy Awards undercover. Full Review

  • Luckily, Trumbo has a powerhouse Bryan Cranston to light a fire under the moldier clichés in John McNamara's script. Full Review

  • Part biopic, part historical gloss, tells a great-man story with a patchwork of fact and fiction, mixing in the odd bit of newsreel with a great many dull, visually flat and poorly lighted dramatic scenes. Full Review

  • Timely in its portrayal of a moment when political speech is dangerously charged, yet unabashedly old-fashioned in the sincerity of its storytelling. Full Review

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