Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Reviews

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March 10, 2018
This moment of women rising up and taking control of their own empowerment is the perfect time to release a documentary about Hedy Lamarr.
March 9, 2018
This dichotomy - between the emptiness of glamour and the great power of intellect - is what propels Alexandra Dean's debut documentary.
March 9, 2018
She lived an amazing life, tasting all the rewards and pitfalls of fame. But this is a woman who never had the chance to show her full potential.
March 9, 2018
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
If her story, however, is even vaguely familiar (made nude flick, was brainy, did inventions, made glamour flicks, stayed brainy, had lots of plastic surgery, died) then this will be a very ho-hum trawl.
March 8, 2018
It's Lamarr who sums up her own apparent contradictions best: "I'm just a simple complicated woman."
March 8, 2018
[It] bids a unique perspective on a complex individual.
March 8, 2018
When you're the best at having an aesthetically pleasing face, it can make it all the more difficult to be taken seriously in other departments.
March 8, 2018
This sympathetic, enthralling film is a tribute to her talent and courage, the gifts behind the alluring impact of her unforgettable face.
March 8, 2018
It's a proper story alright, and a fascinating one.
March 8, 2018
It is no hagiography: even Lamarr's own children are open about her flaws. But Dean treats her subject with respect as a great mind; something rarely afforded to Lamarr by her male contemporaries in life.
March 8, 2018
As marshalled by director Alexandra Dean, Bombshell is the revelatory memoir Lamarr never published.
March 8, 2018
A vivid portrait of one of the most remarkable, pioneering women of Hollywood's Golden Age.
March 7, 2018
It is quite a yarn.
March 7, 2018
It may be the best "not just a pretty face" story in the history of the world.
March 7, 2018
What a bombshell.
March 7, 2018
A life story packed with incident means that this sometimes rushes past events that would be formative for anyone else, but equally means that Lamarr's life story is never, ever dull.
March 6, 2018
Smart, if indulgent.
March 6, 2018
The movie reveals and demonstrates over and over that Lamarr was a fascinating and brilliant person, a true eccentric with considerable will and personal courage.
March 5, 2018
Intriguing and inspiring, she is something of a feminist hero; not just because of her incredible life story, but also her refreshing, determined and decidedly modern outlook.
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