• At times the film feels overstuffed from too much history being condensed into 2 hours. But it’s consistently engaging, primarily on the strength of Cranston’s riveting, heartfelt performance, which has deservedly earned him an Oscar nomination this year.

  • Shalini Langer
    Shalini Langer
    Indian Express


    The film is a fascinating account of how show business works, where success ultimately subverts everything else.

  • Hindustan Times
    Hindustan Times
    Hindustan Times


    It all makes for an enthralling story about how far government, industry and individuals might go to uphold what they believe is right.

  • While the period detailing is great, the film does have a few historical inaccuracies. And yes, the pace can be a bit slow at times but the emotional intensity of the film never sags. And John McNamara’s script saves the day.

  • Bryan Durham
    Bryan Durham
    DNA India


    Watch this one for the brilliant Bryan Cranston and his perfectly delivered lines, a lovely Diane Lane as his wife Cleo and Mirren, a truly terrifying and malevolent journalistic force of nature.

  • By and large the film is faithful to it’s subject and keeps you engrossed and involved in it’s drama. So largely fulfilling in my opinion!

  • Bryan Cranston fails to save this bland biopic of a popular screenwriter…

  • Trumbo may not dig deep – for all its pleasures, the film doesn’t linger. But it does a fine job of picking up a remarkable real life story of an unlikely hero and telling it with a filmic aura it deserves.

  • Trumbo provides a snapshot of what was clearly a very dark time in Hollywood and American history, but it stays a bit thin on the ground.