Bombshell Reviews

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February 17, 2021
The events at the center of Bombshell are no longer shocking, but that doesn't make a recounting of them any less necessary, even with the setting of Fox News sure to muddy the waters for a certain segment of viewers.
January 30, 2021
A torn-from-the-headlines story about the people behind the headlines that serves as a reminder of the importance of the #MeToo movement in shining a light on the kind of inappropriate behavior that placed women in peril in the workplace.
December 7, 2020
Despite a few pacing issues, the steady build to a welcome conclusion is handled nicely - along the lines of many invented political thrillers.
November 27, 2020
It's a fast-paced, entertaining and enlightening story, albeit not as fair and balanced as you might hope, knowing Kelly's foibles in media, but it does shed light on a subject in a new way.
September 3, 2020
It is a film that aims deeper than it ever digs and it doesn't begin to rise up to the level of its immensely talented cast.
August 20, 2020
This is cinema dipping its toe into a murky nightmare which the real world is still struggling to fully comprehend.
June 27, 2020
Bombshell is an incredibly well-acted exposé, delivered in a way that makes its abhorrent topic easy to watch, a process which does slightly undercut the film's overall impact
June 25, 2020
Bombshell is just as complicated and split on agenda and message as reality itself. It leaves the viewer with clenched jaw and fist, but not always for the right reasons.
May 30, 2020
Theron, with subtle help from prosthetics and makeup, is an uncanny match for primetime news anchor Megyn Kelly.
May 22, 2020
Director Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Game Change) steers the picture in a sprightly cheeky vein, avoiding polemics, but lets the compelling serious moments evolve naturally.
April 28, 2020
Although Bombshell is rather straightforward, it accomplishes its goal of telling this story with sufficient nuance, humor, and depth -- with the ensemble performances doing much of the heavy lifting in service of pathos.
April 14, 2020
Director Jay Roach and screenwriter Charles Randolph seamlessly incorporate satire and biographical drama in this lively (and dramatic) re-telling of the notorious 2016 Fox News scandal.
March 18, 2020
In the language of power there's always a favour, or some kind of quid pro quo. Ailes made it pretty clear what he expected from the aspiring talent.
February 27, 2020
The film wields its arms to signal that its time to step aside and let women take their spots as leads in their own stories. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 27, 2020
The performances in the film are spot-on, especially Theron as Kelly.
February 25, 2020
Theron and Robbie do a lot with characters that, at least on paper, don't appear to be quite three-dimensional. [Full review in Spanish]
February 22, 2020
The entertainingly potent Fox News docu-satire, Bombshell, is jammed with incident - largely based on events at the network during the 2015 election cycle - but the film's most unsettling nugget is one that's presented in the first five minutes.
February 21, 2020
A very enjoyable film that also has other virtues, but unfortunately it does not finish squeezing the powerful real story that adapts. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 20, 2020
A high dose of suspense and a quasi-anthropological immersion into the conservative world of Fox News. [Full review in Spanish]
February 20, 2020
A creative and effective movie that owes much to its extraordinary actresses. [Full Review in Spanish]
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