Trumbo

Trumbo ★★½

I'm beginning to realize just how rarely biopic's can successfully cover a persons life. Especially when the narrative is covering multiple decades. Trumbo is anchored down by a typical strong performance from Cranston, but suffers from a scatterbrained approach, mediocre direction and even worse, mediocre writing. For a film about a man who so often lived on the edge of Hollywood dribble, this film seems dangerously close to the very thing Trumbo rebelled against. I suppose it's worth a single watch if you want a quick crash course in Trumbo, or just to see a great performance from an even greater actor, but otherwise it's just sort of "meh".

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