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Trumbo Reviews

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November 29, 2019
Stand up and cheer for Trumbo! Under Jay Roach's direction with an Oscar-worthy script from John McNamara...Trumbo celebrates the 1st Amendment and the conviction of one man, with dignity, integrity, courage, bravery and intelligence.
November 19, 2019
Overall, Trumbo benefits from the character-driven performance of Cranston, but the script and direction doesn't match in terms of quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2019
Placing Dalton Trumbo into the capable thespian hands of Bryan Cranston adds immeasurably to an already fascinating story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
May 30, 2019
[Bryan Cranston] captures Trumbo's mannerisms... and is compelling as the rebel screenwriting genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2019
Trumbo is a film worth seeing, with an especially strong performance by Cranston that solidifies his great actor status even more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 15, 2019
The locations, costumes and setting capture the glamour of old Hollywood; with an ensemble bringing that world alive with some on-the-nose portrayals of some of the era's greatest legends.
January 16, 2019
A solid bio picture that may not always hit the mark, but it is anchored by a strong performance from Bryan Cranston.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 2, 2018
Movie and history buffs will be immersed in this pointed and reference-filled exploration of one of the most infamous chapters in Hollywood and American history, while Cranston fans will be delighted to see the actor's immense talents translate so well
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 30, 2018
Cranston plays Trumbo as a magnificent thorn in the side of political right. His magnanimous personality, keen powers of persuasion and gift of the gab kept him safe for a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 29, 2018
Entertaining, swiftly moving, and just as witty as the man himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
August 23, 2018
A serviceable exploration of a fascinating time in history, and enough talented actors, often portraying other talented actors, keep an inherently exciting story moving to a satisfying conclusion.
August 22, 2018
"Trumbo" is beautiful and eloquent as it tells a tale of politics, relationships, loyalty, and human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 3, 2017
Naturally works with Bryan Cranston portraying the real-life historical figure; he's not only an amazing actor but in many ways looks and sounds like the real Dalton Trumbo
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 3, 2017
A compelling portrait of an intelligent man's fight during a time when irrational fear had this country in its grip. Helen Mirren, as Hedda Hopper, personifies all of the discrimination and petty ignorance that fueled it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 7, 2017
The last scene of the film alone is worth the ticket price.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 24, 2017
This all sounds rather grim and ever-so slightly worthy stuff, but Cranston's performance brings it properly to life, capturing not just the charisma of the man and his love of words but also his extraordinary lifestyle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2017
Trumbo took full advantage of his wit and the power of language to not only garner fame and glory, but to also highlight the absurdity, injustice and utter un-American behavior of those behind the blacklisting.
September 12, 2017
[Bryan] Cranston plays Trumbo with an edgy, raging wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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