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Bombshell (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Bombshell benefits from a terrific cast and a worthy subject, but its impact is muffled by a frustrating inability to go deeper than the sensationalistic surface.

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Starring Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award (R) winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award (R) nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award (R) nominee Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

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Cast

Charlize Theron
as Megyn Kelly
Nicole Kidman
as Gretchen Carlson
Margot Robbie
as Kayla Pospisil
John Lithgow
as Roger Ailes
Kate McKinnon
as Jess Carr
Connie Britton
as Beth Ailes
Mark Duplass
as Douglas Brunt
Allison Janney
as Susan Estrich
Alice Eve
as Ainsley Earhardt
Liv Hewson
as Lily Balin
Ashley Greene
as Abby Huntsman
Alanna Ubach
as Jeanine Pirro
Elisabeth Röhm
as Martha MacCallum
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All Critics (306) | Top Critics (45)

It's this element of recoil from total sympathy with these harassed women that makes the film intriguing though.

January 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[A] timely satirical takedown that finds black humour and absurdist comedy in the subject of workplace sexual harassment while never losing sight of its devastating repercussions.

January 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Director Jay Roach] and Randolph are rightly fascinated by the social climate and geography of the Fox offices -- the factions, hierarchies, protocols and rivalries that define the place.

January 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Disingenuous trash.

January 13, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow at the top of their game in a solid recap of sexual harassment at Fox News.

December 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

With Bombshell, thanks in large part to the contributions of his actors, Roach has crafted a compelling "ripped from the headlines" motion picture that unfolds like a page-turner.

December 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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