Trumbo ★★★½

Trumbo is impressive in how mundanely good it is, not that being merely good is a bad thing but it's remarkable how not a single element of the film manages to be anything more.

It's enjoyable but not enthralling, it's visually competent but not striking, well scripted but not memorable, there's solid acting throughout but not a single performance (even from Bryan Cranston) is landmark or particularly awards worthy.

Congratulations Trumbo you are annoyingly fine, I can't really say anything negative about you but I can't sing your praises either.

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