Trumbo Synopsis
Nathan Lane, Liam Neeson, Joan Allen and others read the personal letters of writer Dalton Trumbo.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Peter Askin's powerful documentary serves as an important reminder of our First Amendment rights, and a tribute to one man who fought to...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
That's Trumbo's message -- that the true victim was America.
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The Hollywood Reporter

An invigorating, funny, and moving portrait of a Hollywood hero.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Trumbo, a rousing documentary as ornery, orotund and captivating as its subject (1905-1976), is an anatomy of irony.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Trumbo never wavered in his belief that his persecution was only a horrible symptom. He understood the real victim of blacklist America was...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Trumbo is welcome just to bear witness to the severe consequences meted out to one man who dared to do the right thing.
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Film Threat

This documentary's narrative feels deliberately chronological, as the storyline adheres to the major steps of Trumbo's career. Nonetheless,...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Trumbo doesn't pretend to be tough-minded about its subject, and its failure to date the letters is an annoyance. But the substance of...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Donald Sutherland's passionate rendition of a speech from Trumbo's 1971 film "Johnny Got His Gun" (based on his novel) is worth the price of...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The misleading documentary Trumbo paints a golden nimbus of holiness around the onetime highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood, Dalton...
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Great Film and Well Worth Seeing

By pmg0628
This is a massively entertaining documentary about a great screenwriter caught in a very important period of modern American history. A must-see for anyone who loves movies, anyone who loves...

loved this film

By LugNut1984
just saw this and it is awesome. inspiring, great performances. the man could write!...

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Rated PG-13 | For a sex-related commentary