Michael Bates’s review published on Letterboxd:
Jay Roach directs Bryan Cranston in a standout performance as the Hollywood blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Turbo is delivered to the filmgoer at such a pivotal time of political upheaval in our nation. It's cast of characters, fictional and true are portrayed by some of Hollywood's best character actor's and actress's; one standout is Michael Stuhlbarg ( Arnold Rothstein on Boardwalk Empire) as legendary actor Edward G. Robinson. Stuhlbarg shines in his scenes as he faces the moral dilemma in which he is faced within the Hollywood Red Scare. It's Cranston that the film truly belongs to in a performance that will be remembered come Academy Award time , already picking up many critics nominations, Cranston proves that there is life after television. Trumbo is a film to watch and learn, at what this country did to some of Hollywood's best talent.