Bombshell

critic Reviews

70% Fresh Tomatometer Score70%
  • 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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Chuck WilsonL.A. Weekly
    The entertainingly potent Fox News docu-satire, Bombshell, is jammed with incident - largely based on events at the network during the 2015 election cycle - but the film's most unsettling nugget is one that's presented in the first five minutes.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Sophie Monks KaufmanLittle White Lies
    Disingenuous trash.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Adrián MonserratEscribiendoCine
    The film wields its arms to signal that its time to step aside and let women take their spots as leads in their own stories. [Full Review in Spanish]
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sr. Rose PacatteSt. Anthony Messenger
    The performances in the film are spot-on, especially Theron as Kelly.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sebastian Zavala KahnMe gusta el cine
    Theron and Robbie do a lot with characters that, at least on paper, don't appear to be quite three-dimensional. [Full review in Spanish]
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jonay ArmasCaimán Cuadernos de Cine
    The obsession with real dates... the insistence on resemblance and makeup prostheses, the need for a frantic narrative rhythm... [are] obstacles that endanger the project's original nobility. [Full review in Spanish]
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