"Bombshell" has a lot to offer, but doesn't necessarily capitalize on much of it. This movie is carried in large part by Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, and John Lithgow's performances. The events of the movie are based on real life events. Theron plays Megyn Kelly, Kidman plays Gretchen Carlson, and Lithgow plays Roger Ailes. Robbie is the odd person out as her character is a fictional character, Kayla, but her character is based on the testimonials of several women. All of the cast does a great job. Kate McKinnon plays an interesting character, a lesbian Hillary Clinton supporter working at FOX News. Maye more time with her character would have served the movie better. Theron's transformation into Kelly is amazing. However, great performances aside, this movie leaves a lot to be desired. This movie has a bit of an identity crisis on its hands. It opens with a lot of fourth wall breaking, and that stops until the very end. The story of Carlson and Kelly feels a bit disconnected with Kayla's story. Obviously they are intertwined stories, but there is a disconnect. This movie would have felt more fulfilling had it just stuck to telling either the Kelly story or the Kayla story with Kelly in a smaller supporting role. The real story has a lot of depth to it and a lot of sleaziness, and a lot of that seems to be sidelined for a more cinematic movie experience. This movie should be hard to watch and make your skin crawl. but it just doesn't do that enough to warrant a title like "Bombshell." There is a lot to explore in this movie, and it feels like it is only a very surface level "sparknote" rendition of the real life events. This feels like something that should have been a miniseries on HBO rather than a less than two-hour long movie. Now, this movie does make you feel good that a power-abusing, sexual-harassing pig gets taken down. It is nice to see the monsters get their just dessert. I just wish there was more build-up for it with a longer runtime and a deeper look into the environment that created the monster. Had this movie just gone deeper by fleshing out a character more fully or by exposing more than it did, it could have been a great movie, but it bogs itself down to being an okay movie. I personal think the message behind it is good, I just wished it dove a bit deeper. This is by no means a bad movie. It is just disappointing that it isn't better than it is. This movie is easy to watch, and with it's premise it should be one that makes you want to look away and sob at the inhumanity of extreme sexual harrasment. There is a lot to like about this movie. It has great performances and tells an important story. It teaches that victims of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault can take down their attackers. It just could have been more. Overall, I give this movie a 6.5/10.