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Bombshell

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6.81 h 48 min2020X-RayHDRUHD15
Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a look inside the most controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of three women who brought down the man who created it. Starring Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman.
Directors
Jay Roach
Starring
Charlize TheronNicole KidmanMargot Robbie
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Kate McKinnonConnie BrittonMalcolm McDowellAllison JanneyJohn Lithgow
Producers
Robert GrafMichelle GrahamAaron L. GilbertCharlize Theron, p.g.a.Beth KonoMargaret RileyJay Roach, p.g.a.Charles Randolph, p.g.a.A.J. Dix
Studio
Lionsgate
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Alcohol usefoul languagesexual content
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4.2 out of 5 stars

3574 global ratings

  1. 55% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 23% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 15% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mr. Robin GloverReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 June 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not So Much 'Bombshell', More Damp Squid.
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If you want to marvel at the disgraceful behaviour of American power brokers, including the Arch moron (based on this film's content) President Trump and want to feel aggrieved at the blatant sexism of them all, this is for you. Arguably the events portray the seeds of '#Me Too', but these events have been covered over and over in the media already, so if this has previously been of interest, it absolutely loses it's sting. As a pictorial of the timeline of the story, it's nothing we don't know and is so dry and slow moving (and again isn't news anymore) it's way too stodgy to be called entertainment and I found it dull in the extreme. Unless you're a political buff who enjoys feeling outraged over and over again, feel free to indulge but it's 90 minutes of my life I feel I've wasted.
13 people found this helpful
ChloeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 May 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing and really gives you an idea of what victims go through to be heard
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Obviously, it's not 100% accurate regarding conversations and such, given that it's purposefully dramatised. However, it's detailed and explained enough to really give you an idea of the emotions and thoughts behind each of the victims and what they had to go through. It shines light on how easy it was for so many people to disregard the first woman to make the sexual harassment claim, and a few conversations that took place in the movie (whether true to life or not) address certain questions or actions that happen as a result. I also really appreciate how the speeches in the ending go into detail on sexual harassment as a whole.

The acting was great, especially John Lithgow, who managed to really make me hate him because of how convicing it was. Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman also portrayed their roles really well, enough to cause some serious sympathy and empathy on my part.

All in all, Great movie, I do recommend.
12 people found this helpful
VeeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 September 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Meh
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This film was a little disappointing. I don't think it went far enough to show the depth of character of the women who supported men like Ailes (like his wife). It also didn't go far enough to show ruthlessness of the women who benefited from the environment, like Meghan or Roger's PA. It let a lot supporting players off the hook. Ailes was allowed to get away with it because of his supporters and enablers. I think this film failed because this wasn't addressed.
7 people found this helpful
Abul KalamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 September 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing
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Does not feel like there's any real depth to this and the ending although real and is a true ending to the story does not feel like a real resolve. I feel like the victory for these women was empty. And also the impact of the final outcome does not leave me feeling like a great victory was won.  I was not sure if I was supposed to be sympathising with NIcole's character till halfway through the film. It lacks any real impact and yet the true events to this leave the doors wide open to create something touching and thought provoking. It was at times but no where near the hype it was given. 

So happy I got it free with Prime otherwise I would not have watched it
2 people found this helpful
S SamariReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 September 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sensationalism -No quite - Future rising CEO must watch
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Bombshell - I love -and salute any producer, and any Director, and the actors who play in Movies based on real events and it is controversial and may cause a bit of issue- whistleblowers!!.

The Young Blonde actress tears were so real and her face spoke 100000 words.

Is it a Masterpiece- it could have been if it was not for the power that made sure censoring so much of it in advance - But then again making sure it gets a rating for most of the public.

Must watch
One person found this helpful
KCReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
It was ok 2⭐️
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I’m in two minds about this film - I can appreciate it but I didn’t love it like I thought I would. I feel like this is a film that gets amazing actors into it but it doesn’t live up to the hype behind it. When this was all happening in real life, I watched this closely, I found it interesting that a man like Ailes could get away with something like this for so long but once you watch the movie and as it’s not a 100% legit in what actually went on & what all went on behind the scenes you do get to see only a little fraction of what victims go through, I think they could’ve shown more about what victims face especially going up against someone like that who is in power, this could’ve really been amazing if they had shown more of this. Overall it was ok, I don’t think I’d recommend this to anyone though and for that I’ll give it 2⭐️
rondettoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
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This is a very watchable film but it's extremely parochial. Most of the real-life characters are apparently household names in the US but ,apart from Trump and the Murdochs who are basically background characters,I hadn't heard of them. Intriguing story about the downfall of a powerful sex predator though. As you would expect many of the male characters are creepy pervs but there are some decent blokes,whilst most of the female victims are really not likeable so it is not as unbalanced as I feared. I was particularly impressed by Margot Robbie's performance and for me she outshone Theron and Kidman,which takes some doing. An honourable mention for John Lithgow too,who just about managed to make the chief "villain" human.
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Brandy788Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dull and boring
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I get that this is a "message" movie, but it's so predictable and bland. I was bored after 30 minutes. Yes, harrassment is bad m'kay, but ultimately, alot of wealthy and privileged media stars become even more rich and wealthy by the film's conclusion. I love true-life drama, including politically-based works, examples including, including All the President's Men, The China Syndrome, Frost Vs Nixon, etc, but this was a very empty experience, except for good acting from Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman. But, the story, I just could not care less about.
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