Bombshell

critic Reviews

69% Fresh Tomatometer Score69%
  • 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.
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    David SextonLondon Evening Standard
    It's this element of recoil from total sympathy with these harassed women that makes the film intriguing though.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    [A] timely satirical takedown that finds black humour and absurdist comedy in the subject of workplace sexual harassment while never losing sight of its devastating repercussions.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    [Director Jay Roach] and Randolph are rightly fascinated by the social climate and geography of the Fox offices -- the factions, hierarchies, protocols and rivalries that define the place.
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    Sophie Monks KaufmanLittle White Lies
    Disingenuous trash.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow at the top of their game in a solid recap of sexual harassment at Fox News.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    With Bombshell, thanks in large part to the contributions of his actors, Roach has crafted a compelling "ripped from the headlines" motion picture that unfolds like a page-turner.
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    Prahlad SrihariFirstpost
    The dramatic tidiness of the film results in a way too cautious approach in addressing how a work environment and an agenda that vindicates people like Trump play a part in this cycle of systemic abuse.
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    Adam LubitowRochester City Newspaper
    In bending over backward to position its protagonists as feminist heroes, the film ends up feeling strangely timid and superficial.
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    Elias SavadaFilm International
    Sadly, what Bombshell needs is an Adam McKay at the helm.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    Bombshell is an incredibly well-acted exposé, delivered in a way that makes its abhorrent topic easy to watch, a process which does slightly undercut the film's overall impact
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