Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Reviews

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August 7, 2020
Bombshell suggests that Lamarr was largely wasted by the film industry, which could make little use of her personality and intellect. "
June 2, 2020
Director Alexandra Dean gets the most out of a peculiar mix of on-camera interviews, archival footage and recently discovered audiotapes of Lamarr explaining herself posthumously.
March 25, 2020
Not your usual silver-screen documentary.
May 28, 2019
By coloring Lamarr's life story in with shades of gray rather than distilling it to the black and white of "film star" or "inventor" or the like, a full picture of the woman-inquisitive, talented, flawed-comes into focus.
February 26, 2019
The documentary is informative and thoroughly engaging with its narrative fluidity.
February 22, 2019
A fascinating documentary about Hedy Lamarr, an extraordinary woman who was so much more than the moviegoing public ever imagined.
November 10, 2018
A witty, fascinating and sometimes melancholic biography of a clever, complex and beautiful woman. It rattles along at an impressive pace, with a drive and verve of which inventor and Hollywood actress Hedy would surely have approved.
August 31, 2018
This is a terrific introduction to a fascinating life.
August 20, 2018
The film succeeds in the more basic sense by surveying a complicated woman's existence. It also does so without diminishing the intimate details that help audiences relate to Lamarr's complexity not just as an icon, but as a human being.
July 31, 2018
This documentary of actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr is engaging and poignant, expanding the view (and our understanding) of the famously beautiful Hollywood star.
July 20, 2018
With a central thesis unable to fully grapple with her beauty and her intelligence, it ultimately fails to fully create a narrative of a woman who was more than her beauty, and more than brains-despite-her-beauty.
July 20, 2018
A recently discovered set of 1990 interview tapes with this amazing woman fills out a detailed and revealing portrait.
May 21, 2018
It's a reminder that, even for world-famous icons, it's pointless to reduce people to a single piece of notoriety.
April 30, 2018
This film is packed with emotional kicks.
April 25, 2018
The real tragedy against humanity uncovered by Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is the millions of ideas that never came to light because society refused to listen to women.
March 22, 2018
The movie star who inspired Snow White's face had bad luck in Hollywood, but she was a drop-dead beauty who saved countless lives.
March 21, 2018
Alexandra Dean's documentary will fill you in on Lamarr's remarkable, if troubled, life.
March 17, 2018
A timely and emotional documentary on the former 40s and 50s Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr.
March 16, 2018
Director Alexandra Dean's Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story doesn't shortchange Lamarr's career but also focuses on other aspects of Lamarr's fascinating, often tumultuous life.
March 13, 2018
A crazy story that is well told in Alexandra Dean's film.
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