Bombshell

Bombshell

Jay Roach (2019)

108min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Dazzling performances abound in director Jay Roach's riveting, unflinching and rousing drama about the downfall of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes (John Lithgow). When demoted presenter Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) sues Ailes for sexual harassment, it throws the already on-edge workers into desperate, divisive chaos. Anchorwoman Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron, in another astonishing physical transformation) is the reluctant mole attempting to track down fellow victims, while the fictional Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie) is an amalgam of all the women who found themselves alone in Ailes's office trying to avoid his sleazy overtures. Sharpened by a cut-and-thrust satirical angle with timely insights into workplace etiquette, this finely textured, fourth wall-breaking psychodrama works full-throttle as a sharp, savvy, satisfying and fully believable corporate thriller.

Cast & Crew

Megyn Kelly Charlize Theron
Gretchen Carlson Nicole Kidman
Kayla Pospisil Margot Robbie
Roger Ailes John Lithgow
Jess Carr Kate McKinnon
Rupert Murdoch Malcolm McDowell
Beth Ailes Connie Britton
Susan Estrich Allison Janney
Gil Norman Rob Delaney
Neil Mullen Stephen Root
Lily Balin Liv Hewson
Julia Clarke Brigette Lundy-Paine
Ainsley Earhardt Alice Eve
Judge Jeanine Pirro Alanna Ubach
Douglas Brunt Mark Duplass
Juliet Huddy Jennifer Morrison
Director Jay Roach
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: swearingReleased on: 17 Jan 2020