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727 Ratings


Directed by Jay Roach
United States, 2015
Biography, Drama


The successful career of Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, comes to an end when he is blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist.

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Trumbo Directed by Jay Roach

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Leading Actor

Writers Guild of America

2016 | Winner: Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award

2016 | Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay (Screen)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2016 | 3 nominations including: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

As a true-life version of Hail, Caesar! that features many actors familiar from Coen Brothers movies, Trumbo hams up the blacklist. The director, Jay Roach, directed the Austin Powers and Fockers movies, and Trumbo gets over its awkwardness by focusing on the mechanics of screenwriting under duress, which Roach marvels at.
February 25, 2016
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Cranston justifies the film’s focus in commanding style. His role showcases both an aptitude for comedy and seasoned dramatic chops… The actor’s sublime, multi-faceted performance is the film’s heart and soul, and reason enough to see this accessible, undeniably entertaining story behind a scandal.
February 05, 2016
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I am delighted to report that Trumbo merits every bit of the hype that surrounded it. To my mind, it is the best narrative film about the blacklist that Hollywood has yet produced. Buoyed by a standout performance by Cranston, Trumbo is fast-paced and funny, and rather nimbly summarizes many of the political and industrial issues that led to the institution of the blacklist in 1947.
January 24, 2016
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