November 6th, 2015



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In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Release Year: 2015

Rating: 7.3/10 (499 voted)

Critic's Score: 63/100

Director: Jay Roach

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Writers: John McNamara, Bruce Cook

Bryan Cranston - Dalton Trumbo
Michael Stuhlbarg - Edward G. Robinson
David Maldonado - Rocco
John Getz - Sam Wood
Diane Lane - Cleo Trumbo
Laura Flannery - Party Goer
Helen Mirren - Hedda Hopper
David James Elliott - John Wayne
Tobias McDowell Nichols - Chris Trumbo Age 6-10
Joseph S. Martino - Rally Participant
Madison Wolfe - Niki Trumbo (Age 8-11)
Jason Bayle - Young Father
James DuMont - J. Parnell Thomas
Alan Tudyk - Ian McLellan Hunter
Louis C.K. - Arlen Hird

Taglines: Are you now or have you ever been...

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 20 November 2015

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User Review


Rating: 8/10

In theory, "Trumbo" is an incredible true story that should be prime fodder for a great movie. Cranston has his moments and you have to laud his attention to detain in channeling Trumbo's unique voice and mannerisms. Unfortunately, he's so committed that his character borders on being a caricature. "Trumbo" works well enough as a general survey of Trumbo's life and career, a primer on a complicated man who endured a terrible injustice, but it fails to really engage with the material, to dig deep for significant themes and salient meanings. At one point in the film, a producer lam-basts Trumbo for turning in a script that lacks genius -- the same could be said of "Trumbo" the film, which meets the bare minimum for these sorts of outings, despite a wealth of essential material. All I Will Say In Short It's a Must Watch Movie.


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