Bombshell

critic Reviews

68% Fresh Tomatometer Score68%
  • 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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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    What happened to these women is appalling; that the film takes such pains to sand down the politics of its central characters to make them more sympathetic undermines its entire thesis.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Thanks to the exceptional cast and the witty, smart direction, the story of what happened such a short time ago is both bitterly entertaining and unashamedly provocative.
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    David 'Mad Dog' BradleyAdelaide Review
    A formidable cast brings the downfall of former Fox News head Roger Ailes to the big screen in an often-disturbing study of the network's top-down culture of sexual harassment and misogyny.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    Because the performances are as good as they are, you completely buy into the unfolding drama.
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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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    Rachael MeadInDaily
    Riveting and meticulously researched.
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    Keva YorkABC News (Australia)
    Bombshell's conceit is admirable, to be sure, though unfortunately the finished product too often feels like a big-budget corporate training video.
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    Deirdre Molumbyentertainment.ie
    Bombshell lacks focus and feels uneven but is pulled through by its strong performances.
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    Jennifer HeatonAlternative Lens
    Jay Roach and Charles Randolph clearly have a handle on the political satire, but when it comes to discussing women's issues they both still have a lot to learn.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...a fast-paced and thoroughly irreverent drama that grows less and less interesting as time progresses...
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