Trumbo (2015)

Trumbo (2015)

Trumbo (2015)

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) is writer Dalton Trumbo in this biopic tracing his story from novelist, to Hollywood's highest paid writer, to his subsequent blacklisting after refusing to name names in the 1940s Communist witch hunt. Co-stars Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane and Louis C.K.

2015Rating: M, Coarse language124 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography

Streaming (2 Providers)

Trumbo (2015) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

May be clumsy and overly simplistic at times, but it's an important reminder of how democracy can fail ... and the strength of character it takes to fight the system.

Full review
Time Out

Time Out

Trumbo goes for a tone that’s more scrappy and inspirational, as this ousted ex-A-lister enlists his kids as couriers, builds a network of collaborators and wins two Academy Awards undercover.

Full review
The New York Times

The New York Times

Part biopic, part historical gloss, tells a great-man story with a patchwork of fact and fiction, mixing in the odd bit of newsreel with a great many dull, visually flat and poorly lighted dramatic scenes.

Full review
The Guardian

The Guardian

Bryan Cranston game and gummy in zippy hymn to Hollywood self-love.

Full review
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Luckily, Trumbo has a powerhouse Bryan Cranston to light a fire under the moldier clichés in John McNamara's script.

Full review
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Timely in its portrayal of a moment when political speech is dangerously charged, yet unabashedly old-fashioned in the sincerity of its storytelling.

Full review
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What makes the movie work are the lively performances, both from the supporting cast and from Cranston.

Full review