2023 Drama | War | History

The story of J. Robert Oppenheimer's role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.

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by Brian Lloyd
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'Oppenheimer' delivers a career-best performance for Cillian Murphy

In 1954, Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) is called before a secret hearing of the Atomic Energy Commission to delve into his apparent leanings towards Communism early in his career. Through his testimony, Oppenheimer recounts his tumultuous affair with Communist writer Jean Tatlock (Florence Pugh), his marriage to Kitty Oppenheimer (Emily Blunt), and most of all, his work leading the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos with General Leslie Groves (Matt Damon) and how it brought him into conflict with Lewis Strauss (Robert Downey Jr.), a powerful Washington player with an axe to grind...

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