Trumbo 2015


Action / Biography / Crime / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 70%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 80%
IMDb Rating 7.5


In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

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Diane Lane as Cleo Trumbo
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Elle Fanning as Niki Trumbo
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Jithin K Mohan 9 / 10

What do you know about communism?

I wouldn't think this film anything less than an inspirational true story of a real-life hero. The failures of democracy in a country proclaiming everything about freedom shows the irony.

Reviewed by calvinnme 9 / 10

Worth the wait and makes me want to know more about this time period

This film has triggered my need to locate and borrow a book or two about the Hollywood blacklist so that I can learn more about it and possibly gain an alternate view of the events of the film. I had some knowledge of the blacklist prior to seeing Trumbo, mostly because of all my reading of various Lucille Ball-oriented books and just seeing little blurbs here and there this horrible period in Hollywood history.

This film told the story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Trumbo was one of the infamous "Hollywood Ten," the group of men who refused to answer questions to the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) about their alleged involvement in the Communist Party. These men were all jailed for contempt of congress. They were also blacklisted by Hollywood studios. The only way for Trumbo to work was to write screenplays and get non-blacklisted friends to put their names on Trumbo's work and submit the screenplays to the studios. Trumbo and his friend would split the proceeds under the table. Later, Trumbo would use pseudonyms for his work. Later, he and his other blacklisted screenwriter friends found work writing bad B movies and submitting the screenplays under a wide array of pseudonyms. Trumbo's blacklist ended when Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger approached him with their respective films (Spartacus and Exodus) and stated that they would put Trumbo's real name on their film.

I hadn't realized that John Wayne and Hedda Hopper were such prominent figures in the Hollywood division of the HUAC's witch hunt. I also didn't know that Edward G. Robinson's career was affected by his affiliation with Trumbo and the other Hollywood Ten. I also found it disappointing that Robinson snitched on the Hollywood Ten by naming names, but then I imagine that the pressure not to become an "unperson" via blacklist was overwhelming.

Bryan Cranston's portrayal of Trumbo was excellent. Were it not Leonardo DiCaprio's year to win the Oscar, Cranston's performance was worthy of an Oscar. While I'm not too knowledgeable on the real Dalton Trumbo, I would fully believe he was like Cranston's portrayal. It seemed very realistic. Cranston really went the full nine yards in capturing Trumbo's true persona. Helen Mirren made a perfect ruthless Hedda Hopper. Diane Lane was also effective as Trumbo's wife Cleo. Finally, John Goodman was hilarious as the studio boss who ran the bad B movie studio. Goodman's character didn't care what the film was, he just wanted some lightweight, ridiculous fluff that he thought he could exploit and make a quick buck off of it.

My only complaint about this film is the casting of the actors who portrayed John Wayne and Edward G. Robinson. They didn't look or sound anything like the original actors. They didn't even try to do impressions of those performers. I thought the actor playing Kirk Douglas wasn't too bad. At least he somewhat looked like Douglas.

I'd highly recommend this one.

Reviewed by ruadhan-38183 8 / 10

This movie about a man's struggles as a writer is engaging, compelling and just plain entertaining, highly recommend.

This movie is important. It tells the story of the struggles faced by the people who sought to have a differing political view in the 1950s and 60s. Their decision to think differently left them facing prejudice and hatred in America. This is the focus of this movie.

The story follow Dalton Trumbo, portrayed by Brian Cranston,a successful screenwriter in Hollywood in the 1950s. Cranston carries this movie on the shoulders of his performance. It is truly phenomenal how he brings such life and energy to this character. He captured my attention anytime he was on-screen and is without a doubt one of the major reasons you should see this movie.If you are a fan of any of Cranstons previous works you should love this movie for that reason alone. Cranston was nominated for an Oscar for this performance, a nomination I believe was well deserved.

The movie is of course based on a true story. while I cannot attest to the validity of the facts, I can confidently say that anyone interested in this period of history will find this movie much more enjoyable then reading a Wikipedia page.

Overall I give Trumbo 8/10 for its compelling plot and excellent performances. i would highly recommend it.

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