Trumbo Reviews

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February 18, 2016
The film is a labour of love for Bryan Cranston, as Trumbo. As Hollywood's greatest screenwriter, embattled but not beaten, he embodies the old Hemingway definition of courage: "grace under pressure".
February 7, 2016
One day, perhaps, an HBO mini-series will tackle this cultural face-off and blow our minds. In the meantime, check out Trumbo.
February 5, 2016
Fast, funny, if a little flimsy.
February 4, 2016
Cranston is good, very good, here, but let down by a meandering drama that lacks cojones.
February 4, 2016
Trumbo is no masterpiece, but the story of a writer imprisoned in America for his political beliefs needed to be told.
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.
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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