Trumbo

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  • Summary: Trumbo is a unique, star-studded film about Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and his heroic journey from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer to Academy Award winner. Set against the backdrop of tremendous political unrest, audience will be given a first, emotional account of howTrumbo is a unique, star-studded film about Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and his heroic journey from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer to Academy Award winner. Set against the backdrop of tremendous political unrest, audience will be given a first, emotional account of how this turmoil affected one of Hollywood’s most prolific writers. Based on the play “Trumbo”, by his son Christopher, the film features brilliant readings of some of Trumbo’s extraordinary letters performed by an A list cast, interlaced with period and contemporary interviews, and, rare video shot by his family and friends (The Samuel Goldwyn Films) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 91
    Trumbo sexes up Trumbo's already dramatic story with a massive infusion of star power.
  2. Family home movies and photos and archival clips round out the film, which holds its hero-worshiping to fairly tolerable levels.
  3. An invigorating, funny, and moving portrait of a Hollywood hero.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    Trumbo never wavered in his belief that his persecution was only a horrible symptom. He understood the real victim of blacklist America was America itself.
  5. 70
    The actors--most unshaven, wrinkled, so goddamned serious--steal the writer's movie, as they wring from his epistles every last drop of blood and sweat spilled by a man punished for believing his country was better than its behavior.
  6. 70
    This documentary's narrative feels deliberately chronological, as the storyline adheres to the major steps of Trumbo's career. Nonetheless, the film realizes many great moments to make the writer's story – often reduced to a footnote – into an intriguing one.
  7. 25
    The misleading documentary Trumbo paints a golden nimbus of holiness around the onetime highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood, Dalton Trumbo, an on-the-record hater of democracy, defender of authoritarian rule and avowed Communist.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 25, 2015
    7
    Ironically, Dalton Trumbo always had the last word even though his written words were banned because of his politics. Blacklisted andIronically, Dalton Trumbo always had the last word even though his written words were banned because of his politics. Blacklisted and imprisoned , this is his struggle back to the top of his first love -screenwriting- bringing us some of Hollywood’s best such as Spartacus, Exodus and Roman Holiday. “Trumbo” relies on its words and as in “Spotlight” an exceptional cast delivers including Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, Diane Lane and John Goodman. More so, Helen Mirren chills as Hedda Hopper “trumps” an industry rallying her readers with a smear campaign and Bryan Cranston’s oscar- worthy performance is the man who walked the walk and talked the talk. Expand

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