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Run This Town

Run This Town is a movie starring Ben Platt, Mena Massoud, and Damian Lewis. An emerging political scandal in Toronto in 2013 seen through the eyes of young staffers at city hall and a local newspaper.

Other Titles
Régner sur la ville
Running Time
1 hours 39 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Ricky Tollman
Writer
Ricky Tollman
Actors
Damian Lewis, Nina Dobrev, Ben Platt, Mena Massoud
Country
Canada
Year
2019
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An emerging political scandal in Toronto in 2013 seen through the eyes of young staffers at city hall and a local newspaper.

Comments about drama «Run This Town» (21)

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Gary

I'm not sure why this movie is getting so many negative reviews. It is not intended to be a funny film, so how can we expect it to be? This film is a true story of an individual, Jon Heder, who is an extraordinary musician. He has been able to create a sound and style which transcends the limitations of the human voice. He has developed an instrument with such skill and enthusiasm that it is impossible to compare to any other. The only limitation is his own voice. The director, Thomas McCarthy, portrays the relationship between the two very well. It is a very interesting relationship. The film is a very well-paced and informative account of the relationship of Heder and the city of New York. The scene where Heder and Michael Jackson make their tour of the city is an excellent scene. It is almost like a documentary with a lot of music. The last scene which shows Michael Jackson's last concert in the city is very dramatic. It shows how much he loves and cares for his fans. There are so many interesting things about this film. The best of these are its power and its impact on the viewer.

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Jacob M.

This film is not for all tastes. It's very hard to like and the parts I liked were very brief. However, there are some scenes that are very touching, although it is all in a negative way. Still worth seeing, just not for everyone. 7/10

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Sandra G.

I agree with most of the comments on here. I was watching this movie last night with the feeling that I was going to say to myself "This movie is boring!" but I did not and I did not agree with most of the comments. I found it really entertaining and highly enjoyable. The music was great. My boyfriend wanted to go to bed and I also wanted to go. It was not the best movie I've ever seen but it is one of the best movies I've seen and I can definitely see why it is loved by all the people who saw it. The performances were great, the dialogue was great, the story was great, and I loved every moment of it. Go see this movie.

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Rose Fisher

I saw this movie on late night television, and I was not disappointed. To begin with, I thought it was very entertaining. At times, it seemed like it was going to be a little slow at times, but I really liked it. A few of the lines were pretty funny (the guy on the bus getting robbed, and the rantings of the former president were pretty good). The acting was pretty good, as well. The plot was good. At times, it was confusing, but I think that was intentional. Overall, I really liked this movie. It was very entertaining, and I would definitely recommend it.

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Beverly

After watching this movie, I would like to explain to people who may not understand the true meaning of the film. This is the message that every parent should take from it, every teen should take from it. This movie shows us that teenage years is the most important period of life, in our life. We should be thankful for that time. We should also be thankful that the people that we are interested in will come to know us, and we would like to know them. We should be thankful to be alive and happy, and make our way to do other things in life. In my opinion, this is the best movie, and I would recommend it to anyone. 8/10

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Cynthia C.

This film is about a man who is coming up with an idea for a bar/club in which people can drink with no hassle and in the privacy of their own home. But when the club gets popular, the investors come calling demanding that they pay huge amounts of money to keep them happy. There is a guy who knows how to look after a bar, but he is so taken with the idea of what the club could offer that he stays up all night pouring over the plans. When one of the investors goes to a bar with his wife and daughter, the woman threatens him with a knife, but that is where the story really starts to go off. The story is slow and sometimes long, but the characters are very well drawn and the viewer gets the sense that the people involved have a life and family of their own. Even the lead singer, who is an alcoholic, is a very sweet, loving and friendly man. This is very refreshing for an Italian film, but it is a film that most Italians should know and be able to appreciate. I think a lot of the criticism of this film is coming from American audiences. Italians, including my own family, see this film and immediately realize the importance of it to the world at large, even though the film is rated by many as being vulgar and not appropriate for children.

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Karen A.

Just saw this movie at the Philadelphia Film Festival and it was great. The plot is very unique, and the plot twist is great. The only problem I had was the music, which is the reason I didn't give it a 10. It is not a typical indie movie (think City of Angels or the Church of No Entry), it is more like an indie classic, with a few of the cliches and oddities from most indie movies. But, it does fit in the genre, so if you like indie movies, give it a chance.

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Sarah Salazar

I am not usually interested in movies about police misconduct but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. While the movie does raise some valid points about the culture of police brutality, it fails to raise the courage and moral courage of these young officers to come forward. Police brutality is not a black and white issue. It is also not an issue that you can solve by making people take a bunch of (black and white) snitch shots. I just saw this movie because of some positive reviews. I am glad I did and I am happy to have seen it. The performances were fine. The only reason I rated it a 7 is because I felt that the movie could have been improved a bit. But the movie is not that bad. It just could have been better. I don't recommend it for younger children, but if you are over 18 or a teenager, I would give it a chance.

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Gerald Rios

When I heard that this film was being made I thought that it would be one of those "old school" martial arts movies. With "1" movies like the Jackie Chan movies, Kung Fu Hustle, Ninja, etc. The first ten minutes of the movie were pretty boring, but once they got going the movie started to pick up. For the most part it is just a story about the "old school" style of Kung Fu fighting. One day someone has a heart attack and a few months later a good guy named "Jackie Chan" decides that he will do something for himself and go to Hong Kong and fight the bad guy. Jackie Chan is paired with a friend named Kyle Reese, who I have never really seen in a movie before. But he has some serious action chops as well as a couple of really funny scenes. The fight scenes are really solid and I'm sure that many a person will be able to relate to the fighters and the stories behind the fight scenes. When I first heard about this movie I thought that it was going to be really cheesy. But once it got going it really worked. I would have liked to see more fight scenes like in the Jim Jarmush movie. I'm really glad that the director took the time to include the Lee family's roots and the Jarmush family to some extent. It really brought out the fight scenes and made it feel more real. I think that the film could have been longer but the director really worked hard at making it feel like a full length feature. The biggest problem I had with this movie was the overall story. There was one character that was very annoying and it was hard to take him serious. I think that if this movie had taken its time to build up the story it would have been better. I also think that this movie was a little predictable. The ending was kind of unsatisfying because we knew how it was going to end. This film really made me realize that the more time and effort that has been put into a movie the better it will be. I'm really glad that this movie has gotten a release. I think that it is going to be a big hit and I'm happy that it has a director like John Woo.

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Jerry M.

At the time the movie was made in 1989, this film was essentially a remake of another film, WITCH. In the process of developing a whole new plot line, a major problem arose: 'WITCH' was an American movie, it was filmed in England. With 'WITCH' and 'ATTRACTED', the country's film industry went through an extreme stylistic change and turned into an international influence. Over the years, the cultural gap between the US and the UK has always been very wide. Due to the technology and the restlessness of technology, many scenes from American movies became scenes from British movies. The difference between these two countries' culture could be a tad bit important in many films. One of the most famous examples of this is 'ATTRACTED' starring Russell Crowe, which became a hit in the UK and received critical acclaim in the US. Another example is 'WITCH', starring the legendary Tim Roth. Both these movies were shot in England, but both made huge money internationally. Even so, both movies had a different goal. 'WITCH' was a political comedy, while 'WITCH' was a musical. They both tried to make political satire, but both films had a completely different story line. 'WITCH' was a comedy, while 'WITCH' was a musical. On a personal level, I'm not really sure why the creators of 'WITCH' decided to remake the movie, although I do know that they had the same problem with 'WITCH' and just simply wanted a new story line. After 'ATTRACTED' became an international hit, it was really hard to keep up with the original story. This film is a good example of what can happen when a production has a completely different story line, and we're going to have to try a different approach.

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Gregory S.

Michael Stuhlbarg and John D'Leo star as two hotel housekeepers. The main character is an alcoholic who drinks to excess, and the other is a successful artist who drifts in and out of sobriety. The middle daughter is a bit hipper than the eldest. Though the story is about someone getting sober, it isn't a typical reality show where the addict is told he can't do anything else and has to quit. The movie is quite well put together, and in a way I'm glad it is still under the radar and not on network TV. It is well worth a look for those who can find it.

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Carolyn Lawson

*SPOILERS* Though two of the other reviews and other sources have blasted me for my gushing over this movie, I don't care because I loved it! It was great! I was really impressed with all the performances in this movie and particularly the two actors that played them. The acting was so good that I cried a few times at the end, and that really makes you feel good. I was amazed at the amount of beautiful scenery that they had for the movie. I especially loved the whole Northern California thing. It was just so beautiful. I can't help but feel a little sorry for the three people who are suffering from the awful disease that Leilani runs. How can they love this woman so much and ignore her condition? It made me feel so sad. I also liked the way the director handled the flashbacks in the movie. He definitely made sure that the movie wasn't cut short by long sequences of background noise. He also showed us how things really were back in the 80's and how they changed so much. I hope that people will see this movie. It really is a great movie!

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Kevin

The only thing I liked about this movie was that it was made in the 1990's. The only thing that I hated about this movie was that I had to watch it twice in order to get the whole story. I'm not saying that the movie is bad, but it does have its flaws. I think that this movie should have been a bigger budget and more well known actors, but if you can get past that it's a great movie. I'm giving this movie an 8/10.

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Jordan

It is not a typical film by any means, but I think it's a good one. I think it's a film that will touch the viewer, and I think the film makers did a good job of that. It is a bit different to what you're used to in a film, but it's also different to the typical film, and I think that's what makes it special. The film makers were able to do what most filmmakers can't, and that is to tell a story with a little more substance and a little more heart. I think this film will be appreciated by people of all ages, because it is not just another film. It's a film that can touch people, and that's what it's all about. I think this film will be remembered as a classic.

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Dennis Ramos

I didn't think I would be seeing this movie, but when I did, I was pleasantly surprised. The movie is a good mix of comedy and drama, with some dramatic elements thrown in for good measure. The acting is pretty good, and it is a good representation of the real world. It is a bit hard to tell how the characters would act in real life, but it is clear that the actors and actresses did a good job portraying their characters. I really liked the movie, and I am glad I watched it.

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George

I really liked this movie. I was expecting it to be just another drama, but it turned out to be a good movie with a good message. I enjoyed it, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Catherine

I like the way that the director managed to portray the tension between the two main characters in a very unique way. The director, director, director. This is definitely a film I would recommend to any fan of the genre. I have not seen any other films from the director and I have to say that I am very impressed by his style of directing. I believe that he has a very good sense of how to present a story and how to portray the mood of the film in a very unique way. This is a film that I would recommend to anyone who wants to watch a very different film and a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire movie. I hope that this film gets the recognition it deserves.

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Amber Hill

I watched this movie for the first time today. The story is very real and touching. It is about a young boy who is sent to prison because he had sex with his step sister. He wants to get out of prison but the prison guards won't let him. He is really scared and nervous but he gets a friend to help him. It's a very good movie that can be watched over and over again. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It is a very good movie that I would recommend.

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George Delgado

There is nothing wrong with this film. It's a solid and well acted movie. I think it would have been more satisfying if the movie had been more action-packed. This movie has a very good story, but it is too long and it drags. I did enjoy the movie, but I wouldn't recommend it to people who are looking for a good action movie. It is a good movie, but it's not a great movie. The movie has a great story and is well acted, but it drags and it's not action-packed enough.

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Jessica C.

I'm a big fan of Al Pacino and Helen Hunt. And while I don't think they were terrible in this movie, they were just OK. I actually liked how this movie went along, but then came the ending that was just awful. They gave it an A-plus in this movie and I just don't think that the movie was really worth that much. There are no really great lines and the whole thing kind of feels like a rehash of "Taxi Driver" and "Scarface." And I don't even think I'm supposed to be surprised that the kid had sex with the hooker! The kid didn't even seem to be in love with his hooker and they were going at it at the same time. And the writer-director also didn't really seem to want to make a really good movie. It's not the worst movie I've seen (I've seen a lot of bad movies) but there's really nothing to recommend it. If you've seen the other movies by this director you know exactly what I'm talking about. * out of *

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Shirley Carpenter

I'm a big fan of the movies, and I've seen them all, but I'm always curious about how they are made. The story is about a group of young people that are being trained by a madman named Joe Mazzello to kill their way out of a drug deal gone wrong. This is a movie that you have to really pay attention to, because it will take you a long time to figure out what's going on. I think that this movie is one of the best made of all time, it's a great movie that you have to really pay attention to. It has a great plot, and it is very exciting. The characters in this movie are great, and they all have different personalities and different styles. I think that this movie is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I'm sure that you will enjoy it as well.