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Front Runner, The (15)


US biographical drama about American Senator Gary Hart and the sex scandal that scuppered his 1988 presidential campaign.

The critical consensus

A sharp-witted and wide-reaching account of a bright political hope’s fall from grace, with an impressive ensemble cast and a great performance from Jackman.

****(*)Dan Jolin, Empire Online, 07/01/2019

If I wanted to watch All the President’s Men, I’d watch All the President’s Men.

**(*)(*)(*)Adam Nayman, Little White Lies, 09/01/2019

Ultimately, it’s a film that makes a lot of noise without having much to say.

**(*)(*)(*)Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent, 09/01/2019

Jason Reitman’s clotted and evasive movie.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 09/01/2019

The unravelling of US presidential hopeful Gary Hart’s campaign in 1988 is faithfully recorded in The Front Runner, but the film labours once it starts demonising the press.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 11/01/2019

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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