Genre:  Documentary, Drama
Running Time:  124 min.
Release Date: November 27, 2015 (limited) - November 27, 2015 - select cities
DVD: February 16, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.04
based on 54 votes and 25 reviews
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Cast: Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, Diane Lane, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., David James Elliott, Alan Tudyk, David Maldonado


Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) has a successful career as one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood. When he refuses to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, which is trying to keep Communist influences out of Hollywood, he gets blacklisted.

However, he continues to write using a pseudonym and even wins two Academy Awards for his screenplays during that time.

Based on the book Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook.

Director: Jay Roach
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Michael London, Jay Roach, Monica Levinson, Janice Williams, Nimitt Mankad, John McNamara
Screenplay: John McNamara
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  • 4 stars "A decent movie about some of the nastiest actions of some of the nastiest people of that time. It was a little long but what can you do, there was so much to say. All of the "good guys" in this movie did a great job. But, it really is Cranston's movie and boy what a job of it he did. This is definitely movie you should not miss."
  • 1 star "Not worth my time."
  • 5 stars "Brian Cranston does an outstanding job of portraying Dalton Trumbo during one the most shameful eras of the 20th century. The quality of this film is such that it feels as though you were there when the insanity of the Red Scare gripped our nation. The lives ruined and damage caused to innocent families is heart wrenching. A cautionary tale for those who would have us repeat those horrible events."