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Peter Askin United States, 2007

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Trumbo

Handsomely made, but somehow underwhelming documentary delves deep into the life and personality of legendary screenwriter and blacklist victim Dalton Trumbo - but it seems to be missing something. The readings from an all star cast - while providing some great performances from some very talented actors - sounds better in concept than it actually is. There are some strong moments, but overall a disappointment.