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Bombshell (2019)



Critic Consensus: Bombshell benefits from a terrific cast and a worthy subject, but its impact is muffled by a frustrating inability to go deeper than the sensationalistic surface.

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Starring Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award (R) winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award (R) nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award (R) nominee Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

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Charlize Theron
as Megyn Kelly
Nicole Kidman
as Gretchen Carlson
Margot Robbie
as Kayla Pospisil
John Lithgow
as Roger Ailes
Kate McKinnon
as Jess Carr
Connie Britton
as Beth Ailes
Mark Duplass
as Douglas Brunt
Allison Janney
as Susan Estrich
Alice Eve
as Ainsley Earhardt
Liv Hewson
as Lily Balin
Ashley Greene
as Abby Huntsman
Alanna Ubach
as Jeanine Pirro
Elisabeth Röhm
as Martha MacCallum
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Bombshell doubles down on the myth that victims must be perfect to be considered victims.

March 30, 2021 | Rating: C | Full Review…

This superbly acted Faustian tale may inhabit the world of white privilege but it is terrific at unpicking the workplace sexism millions of ordinary women face every day.

January 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's Bombshell's modus operandi that female leads are continually explaining things to men, but the women-only interactions are the strongest - epitomised by a moment when Gretchen, Megyn and Kayla silently share the same lift.

January 21, 2020 | Full Review…

It's this element of recoil from total sympathy with these harassed women that makes the film intriguing though.

January 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Bombshell is a fine enough movie, one that's entertaining and well-paced when you're watching it but forgettable as soon as you leave the theatre.

January 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What happened to these women is appalling; that the film takes such pains to sand down the politics of its central characters to make them more sympathetic undermines its entire thesis.

January 18, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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