Trumbo Reviews

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November 27, 2015
We are left with the painful irony that a film about a screenwriter so good that Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger couldn't live without him suffers from a dull and slow-moving script.
November 26, 2015
Trumbo is ... a blast, even if the screenplay perversely lacks the energy of its title character, who is played with great wit and brio by Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston.
November 25, 2015
It's a period piece full of colorful characters, natty costumes, jaunty music.
November 20, 2015
The movie's main idea seems to be that, in the end, people prefer movies to ideas. Or at least ideologies.
November 20, 2015
A fun, highly watchable film.
November 19, 2015
Roach's direction is pedestrian. He turns the picture into an earnest primer of the issues of the era and a road map of how Trumbo slowly resuscitates his career ...
July 16, 2019
It overextends itself by trying to say something profound about personal integrity, privacy, and politics, but even that toxic ambition is so characteristically Hollywood that it's hard to be disappointed.
July 2, 2019
Trumbo is just a bland information-delivery device.
May 31, 2019
[Bryan Cranston] captures Trumbo's mannerisms... and is compelling as the rebel screenwriting genius.
April 9, 2019
Despite its blacklist subject matter, keeps things light and irreverent with a wry screenplay, emphasising the absurdity of America's Communist paranoia post-World War Two.
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