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Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
Excerpt: Trumbo’ boils down a complicated moment in both Hollywood and America’s history to a simple matter of good and evil. In other words, they’re doing what the witch-hunters did.
Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
Excerpt: An ethically stirring biopicture about the courageous screenplay writer who triumphed over the Red Scare crusaders of the 1950s.
Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: the resulting film, entertaining throughout its highly necessary reminder of the cost of denying basic American rights, isn’t consistent in its depictions of familiar faces, often resembling a parade of caricatures.
David Crow @ Den of Geek
Excerpt: [It’s] a more respectable dramatization than great drama.
Rob Daniel @ Electric Shadows
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: There are lectures aplenty here, and all of them lecture us on the same point.
James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
John Gilpatrick @ JohnLikesMovies.com
Excerpt: This biopic about the titular blacklisted screenwriter is compulsively watchable, but also filmed and structured in too pedestrian a fashion to make much of an impact.
Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese]
Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
Excerpt: Bryan Cranston delivers a powerhouse performance in this eloquent bio-pic, delineating the most shameful period in Hollywood history.
Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
Excerpt: Modern actors reviving the iconic figures of Hollywood’s golden era is a genuinely awesome experience. Trumbo gifts us with that, but little more.
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Excerpt: Marvelously balances the silly and the solemn. There’s almost a whiff of the Coen-esque in its slick sharpness, in its whistling past the graveyard.
Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
Excerpt: Cranston is fantastic in the lead role with a regal amount of patience and calm to walk away from altercations with the ignorant public and former associates. He takes it in stride when necessary and amps up the emotion when Trumbo must rally the troops.
[New – 2/25/16] | João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
Excerpt: Trumbo could have used another pass or two through Dalton Trumbo’s typewriter.
Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
Excerpt: And while all of the celebrity sightings down the stretch seem to take away from the story, Trumbo is just plain good…a dose of history and politics washed down with a laugh.
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: Has the feel of a decent cable movie: though it’s watchable, you leave it certain that the man, and the situation he was forced into, are deserving of much better treatment.
Rob Wallis @ The Metropolist
Excerpt: … an engaging, heartfelt romp through McCarthy’s America.
Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
Excerpt: It’s pseudo-historical reputation burnishing of the most facile sort; Trumbo’s heroes are easy to cheer and its villains easy to hiss.
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