Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

2017, Documentary, 1h 30m

94 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Inspiring and tragic, Bombshell is a bittersweet celebration and reclamation of Hedy Lemarr's journey from Hollywood legend to technology genius. Read critic reviews

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Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology.

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Richard Rhodes
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Bob Osborne
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Michael Kantor
Executive Producer
Susan Sarandon
Executive Producer
Buddy Squires
Cinematographer
Penelope Falk
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Lindy Jankura
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Jeremy Bullock
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Keegan DeWitt
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  • Not your usual silver-screen documentary.

    March 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A fascinating documentary about Hedy Lamarr, an extraordinary woman who was so much more than the moviegoing public ever imagined.

    February 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's a reminder that, even for world-famous icons, it's pointless to reduce people to a single piece of notoriety.

    May 21, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Dean explores a fascinating life full of contradictions.

    March 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Bombshell suffers from some common complaints of modern documentary -- too much music; unnecessary, if perfectly decent, animated sequences -- but it does remind us of a class of personality that doesn't exist anymore.

    March 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Lamarr was an enigma: a great brain trapped in a silly, spurious image of glamour, while her real talent was allowed to wither. A sad but fascinating story.

    March 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Not your usual silver-screen documentary.

    March 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A fascinating documentary about Hedy Lamarr, an extraordinary woman who was so much more than the moviegoing public ever imagined.

    February 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's a reminder that, even for world-famous icons, it's pointless to reduce people to a single piece of notoriety.

    May 21, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Dean explores a fascinating life full of contradictions.

    March 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Bombshell is a movie a million years in the making. Bombshell is a hand grenade tossed into our current gas-fire of a situation - it's the movie we need, the story we need, to tell right now

    July 2, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Another story of a smart woman whose talent was unrecognized sufficiently during her lifetime [Full Review in Spanish]

    November 8, 2020 | Full Review…

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