Movie Review Bombshell

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Is an American biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph.

Stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Malcolm McDowell, and Allison Janney.

Released December 13, 2019, in a limited release in the US, opening nationwide on December 20. It opened in the UK on 17th january 2020

What’s it About?

Its based upon the accounts of the women at Fox News who set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment and concentrates on
Gretchen Carlson who slaps Fox News founder Roger Ailes with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, not a soul could predict what would happen next. Her decision leads to Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly coming forward with her own story, as well as multiple other women, inciting a movement that reverberates around the world.

Any Good?

Budget $32m/Box Office 56m

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 70% based on 298 reviews, with an average rating of 6.7/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "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.

The Metascore Metacritic rating average is a score of 6.4 out of 10, based on reviews from 46 critics

Rating between the lowest 5/10 from New York Posts Johnny Oleksinski who said
What Bombshell has going for it is a jaunty pace. The film by Jay Roach — the “Austin Powers” director who’s had rotten luck with dramas — clips along and is always watchable. But it misguidedly mimics other annoying, ripped-from-the-headlines movies, such as “The Big Short” and “Vice,” that rely on Elvis-impersonator acting, smug narration and quick cuts. Sometimes, you just want to see a tough topic taken seriously.

And the highest 9/10 from Varietys Owen Gleiberman who wrote
Bombshell is a scalding and powerful movie about what selling, in America, has become. The film is about selling sex, selling a candidate, selling yourself, selling the truth. And about how at Fox News all those things came together.

Did the Public like It?

Pretty much with an average 6.8/10 Rating
Some Comments:
Hollywood Propaganda 3/10
Not as I expected 5/10
Lovely visuals and makeup, but not as powerful as it was sold to be. 6/10
Strong Film 8/10
Jay roach is gettting better I these political Movies 7/10

MGN Review
The film clearly divides public opinion in the US. watching here in the UK with no great knowledge of the events, I found the story enjoyable, which is a strange word to use about such a serious subject.

We have had a plethora of our own celebrities and the Powerful being accused of sexual harrassment and even harsher actions involving children and it is a terrible subject to cover on film and is surely more a documentry item to inform rather than entertain.

This movie never quite captures the obvious importance and really is just candy floss. Theron, Kidman and Lithgow are great and the array of acting talent is excellent I even enjoyed the small part from Malcolm McDowell as Murdoch.

The film is superbly shot and i believe it won awards for Hair and make-up… no wonder.

I liked the movie

MGN Rating 7/10

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