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      R Released Nov 6, 2015 2h 4m Biography History Drama TRAILER for Trumbo: International Trailer 1 List Trumbo: International Trailer 1 Trumbo: International Trailer 1 2:31 Trumbo: Trailer 1 Trumbo: Trailer 1 2:32 View more videos
      75% Tomatometer 209 Reviews 79% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings In 1947, successful screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) and other Hollywood figures get blacklisted for their political beliefs. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Trumbo serves as an honorable and well-acted tribute to a brilliant writer's principled stand, even if it doesn't quite achieve the greatness of its subject's own classic screenplays.

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      Dwight Brown National Newspaper Publishers Association Revealing. Fascinating. Entertaining. Mar 7, 2017 Full Review Sara Michelle Fetters Trumbo is a solid effort made close to unmissable thanks in large part to Cranston's magnificence, the resulting biopic a gripping return to a Hollywood of yesteryear where the themes being examined couldn't be more appropriately timely. Rated: 3/4 Aug 22, 2016 Full Review Udita Jhunjhunwala Credit must go to Cranston for giving this lean film some heft. Jun 21, 2016 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies I can’t help but think a more truthful telling would have resulted in a better and more compelling drama. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 27, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Ultimately the story of an underdog besting a bully, and who doesn't love stories like that? Rated: 3/4 Apr 25, 2022 Full Review Olly Richards NME (New Musical Express) Bryan Cranston makes the tricky leap from television to the big screen in style. Rated: 4/5 Jun 8, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec C This screenwriter not only wrote some iconic scripts, but he manages to speak up for those who have been blacklisted! For supporting the Communist party, Dalton Trumbo and many other names in Hollywood are placed on the blacklist and arrested, forcing him to find other revenues while still opposing the unjust persecution. In a time when paranoia is high, this true-life story of a man's quest for due credit is as impressive as Trumbo's other works! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/16/24 Full Review Jeff Phenomenal. Great energy, great environments, great characters. Great scenes. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/24 Full Review Alec B Cranston is as entertaining as ever but I think the plot's a little too simplistic, especially when it deals with the creation of a blacklist. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/14/23 Full Review isla s This is an interesting film, ultimately about politics - the politics of the time, showing the repercussions of it being known someones political persuasion (being a communist). The film features text at the start explaining the background to things, how communists were viewed by the US in general at the time the film is set in and so on. I hadn't been aware of the character of Trumbo beforehand but through Bryan Cranston's performance, I got a feel for his determination to move on after having been treated badly for his beliefs and the affect this had on his family and work. I can't say its in any way a fast paced or action based film but as a drama, its certainly intriguing and I thought both Dalton (Trumbo) and his daughter,Niki, played by Elle Fanning/Madison Wolfe (as the younger Niki), gave particularly noteable/respectable performances. Also present is John Goodman as a less than admirable studio official and Helen Mirren as Hedda Hopper, an actress and columnist. I thought it was an interesting story and I quite enjoyed it, so I'd recommend this to others. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Dominic D I love Trumbo. The films excellently covers the hollywood 10 and Daltons Trumbo's part of The Hollywood 10. All actors/actresses did a phenomenal job. 10/10 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/11/22 Full Review Mike J Sonic is a lord lord king king lord king of Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/29/22 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1947, successful screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) and other Hollywood figures get blacklisted for their political beliefs.
      Jay Roach
      Michael London, Janice Williams, Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson, Nimitt Mankad, John McNamara, Kevin Kelly Brown
      John McNamara
      Bleecker Street Media
      Production Co
      Groundswell Productions
      R (Some Sexual References|Language)
      Biography, History, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 6, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 17, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 4m
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