Trumbo [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2015]

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  • Release Date: 02/16/2016
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (126 out of 130)

Special Features


  • Bryan Cranston becomes Trumbo
  • Who is Trumbo?

Synopsis


Trumbo
A tense yet inspiring biopic of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston), who earned the wrath of anti-Communist forces when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bryan Cranston
    Bryan Cranston - Dalton Trumbo
  • Elle Fanning
    Elle Fanning - Nikola Trumbo
  • Diane Lane
    Diane Lane - Cleo Trumbo
  • Helen Mirren
    Helen Mirren - Hedda Hopper
  • Alan Tudyk
    Alan Tudyk - Ian McLellan Hunter



Customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TRUMBO

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    JOHNNYANGEL2010
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    Trumbo is a more compelling movie in its second half, when it's less political and more personal, as it leaves behind the interesting, but nevertheless somewhat stuffy, political dealings and really focuses on a man writing some of cinema's best screenplays from his bathtub and crediting other names for his work. The movie's ability to take a broader historical subject and humanize it well beyond the dusty pages of history is incredible, made possible by a brilliant performance from Bryan Cranston. The movie has its weaknesses here and there, including an occasionally struggling pace and some dubious history and definitions, but it's an altogether quality film on most every other level. Universal's Blu-ray release of Trumbo features outstanding video and terrific audio but shortchanges audiences with only two throwaway supplements. Nevertheless, the release earns a recommendation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, not great

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    Cade
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    Performances are solid, especially Cranston, and John Goodman and Stephen Root have fun supporting roles that are reminiscent of the roles they often play in Coen brothers films, but the script was lacking and the feel of the movie was all over the place. One scene was comic, the next dramatic, the next had the factual feel of a biopic, then back again. The sympathy was correctly placed in the film, but the communists were presented as being the reasonable, logical ones, instead of simply the usual capitalism=evil Hollywood mantra we've come to expect. I thought that was a step too far.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Part of Hollywood history

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    wallyw
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    Intriguing retelling of the communist witch hunt in Hollywood that took place in the 40's and 50's. Bryan Cranston is excellent as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, as is Louis C K in a surprising dramatic role as a fellow screenwriter. But the standout performances are provided by supporting players John Goodman, and, as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Helen Mirren. Both of these performances should've received Oscar nominations in their supporting categories. "Trumbo" is a must-see for all fans of classic movies and Hollywood history.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Story Well Told

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    BigRonDawg
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    This is a funny, biting, warm and honest look at one of the darker chapters of Hollywood history. The blacklisting of people because of their political views. This story revolves around the genius of Dalton Trumbo and how he and other writers survived those years. The story is well written and performed, especially by Bryan Cranston, Diane lane and Helen Mirren, with excellent support from John Goodman, Louis C.K. and many others. A story about a person's convictions and how they were put to the test but persevered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    enzso
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    Excellent movie. I never really knew much about this important time in history in Hollywood. I had, of course, heard about it, but didn't really realize the magnitude of the power that this House Un-American Activities Committee had over people's lives. Powerful acting and a beautifully written movie about a really significant time in the history of our country. Everyone should watch this, but I am afraid that not every watcher will understands its importance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Story On A Interesting Guy

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    bigbaddave777
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    Trumbo was a rare movie for me that I purchased without having already seen it either in a theater or on video somewhere... I typically like to know what I'm purchasing. Even though I wasn't super knowledgeable on the man Dalton Trumbo, I knew of him and some of the stuff he was known for which when added to a great casting of the lead role to Bryan Cranston, it was a win win for me. After finally watching the movie, I was glad I made the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The man who gave Johnny his gun

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    whalter58
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    When I was in high school I read 'Johnny Got His Gun' by Dalton Trumbo, then I saw the movie of it, both formed my view of war as a waste of humanity. I became a Trumbo aficionado, I read everything I could find about him. This movie is an almost perfect distillation of what this great man went through to tell his stories. Bryan Cranston & a powerful cast will teach you a very timely history lesson.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

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    TMAN
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    I missed Trumbo in theaters, but managed to get a copy while it was on sale at Best Buy. Cranston's performance was truly outstanding, as were those of his supporting players. We loved everything about this film and I'm thrilled to have it in my collection. The bluray picture looks great with well saturated colors, inky blacks and nice, crisp lines. I can't recommend this enough!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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