Trumbo

When they tried to silence him, he made the world listen.


Trumbo
This film is set during the height of the McCarthy era in the USA, where leading media figures were investigated for their alleged sympathies to communism, The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. However he has powerful friends in the industry, and they conspire to let him continue working undercover. His most famous script is probably Spartacus, starring Kirk Douglas.

124 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

Showtimes

So are you really a commie?
So are you really a commie?

Credits

Cast
Bryan Cranston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Diana Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis CK, Elle Fanning, John Goodman
Director
Jay Roach
ScreenplayJohn McNamara, from the book by Bruce Cook
MusicTheodore Shapiro
CinematographyJim Denault
EditingAlan Baumgarten
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2015
Produced byGroundswell Productions, ShivHans Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate impact, frequent
NudityLow impact, infrequent
SexNone
ViolenceLow impact, infrequent
PrejudiceLow impact, infrequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
1
Violence
1
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconMcCarthy-era film proves pen mightier than the abhorred.
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote icon'n Beskeie fliekreus waardig gehuldig.
15
Cape Times
Jordan Mintzer quote iconSurviving the Red Scare.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconYet another film this award season that shows how power and single-minded ideology can get out of hand -- both in the past and now the present -- Trumbo is an important and well-made film that's worth seeing.
12
Metacritic.com
33 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
139 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconTrumbo 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.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconEntertaining Hollywood story has important history lesson.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
55 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
17867 users
14
Internet
17253 Netizens quote iconA Very Important Film
15

Average .. 68%

14

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