Movie Review: Bombshell

Adrien Carver
1 min readDec 21, 2019

Yeah, I’m going to start doing these, too. I’ve been seeing a movie a week and logging their score in my phone’s notepad for almost three years now. Might as well share them here. Content, content, content. Don’t worry, I’ll keep them short.

It’s not bad, but overall it comes off like a B-version of the movies Adam McKay makes nowadays. It’s trying to do for the Fox scandal what The Big Short did for the 2008 crash and it doesn’t hide it well enough. It’s like a desperate little brother who can’t quite live up to his older brother.

Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly is the movie’s centerpiece and the major reason it’s watchable. She almost disappears into the role. She’s not 100 percent seamless but she’s pretty damn close.

Margot Robbie gives a performance better than her role deserves as written. Everyone else is on autopilot. John Lithgow is John Lithgow in a fat suit.

There’s a really good movie somewhere in here but it can’t seem to decide how it wants to tell the story it’s telling.