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The Front Runner

The Front Runner is a movie starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K. Simmons. In 1987, U.S. Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

Other Titles
El candidato, Favorit, O Favorito, The Front Runner - Il vizio del potere, O Candidato Favorito, Így ne legyél elnök, Der Spitzenkandidat, フロントランナー, Ο υποψήφιος, Pewny kandydat, 爆料世代, Candidat favori
Running Time
1 hours 53 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Biography, History
Director
Jason Reitman
Writer
Jason Reitman, Matt Bai, Matt Bai, Jay Carson
Actors
Mark O'Brien, J.K. Simmons, Vera Farmiga, Hugh Jackman
Country
Canada, USA
Year
2018
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

In 1987, U.S. Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

Comments about drama «The Front Runner» (14)

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Cynthia T.

I was surprised that I didn't get to see this movie until a few days ago. I am an avid reader and a big fan of history and of the lives of the great men who fought for their country. I also love to think about them and the conflicts they faced. This movie hit all of the right notes. The film is very well acted and the portrayal of the soldiers and their families is very moving. It has a very real feel to it. The cast of characters are excellent and the movie does a wonderful job of showing the turmoil and confusion of the war and the brutality of the war. I will be watching this movie again and again. It has an amazing and beautiful ending that leaves you with the impression that this was all worth it. I can't wait to see it again. I don't want to spoil anything but I was really impressed with the acting and the story. I can't wait to see it again and again.

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Aaron

There are moments in this movie where you get the impression that the people who made the movie were filming themselves and telling the story they wanted to tell. The sheer numbers of people who voted "not my kind of movie" are sad evidence of this. But the movie is really good, really interesting. In fact it's probably the most interesting movie I've seen in ages. It is full of great actors and really is a tribute to those who inspired the movie makers. There are many things I don't get about the movie. I'd say that at the end of the day the movie really is about Harry Truman. It seems to be all about him and not about the war. There are a few parts where the movie seems to get bogged down in detail, but I think this is how the movie makers intended it to be. It's not like we get to see Truman's behind-the-scenes world in the movie and then all of a sudden it is done for the viewer. The movie is very much like a documentary. The thing that really bothered me the most is that Harry Truman never seems to be a very likable character. The movie is really just about him and I didn't think he was that bad a guy. I did think he was a little too uptight. The war is never really an issue with Truman. He's a good guy who wants to see peace and doesn't really give a damn about the war. But, it's not a good guy either. He's not a particularly nice guy and he's not a particularly good guy. And as much as he does want peace, he has no real strategy. His mission is to try to convince the world to get along and he doesn't know how to do that. But the movie was written to show how the war affected him. It was also supposed to be a book. But since it was a movie, they never really showed how the book came to be. It just kind of popped out at you. Maybe if they had shown that a little more and explained how Harry came to write the book and how it came about, that would have made the movie a lot more interesting and a better movie. I think they didn't really have to show it at all. It's like they just added it at the end. The movie is just a good movie. It's a well-made movie. It has great acting. It's a good story. It's really good. But it's a great movie. 8/10

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Lawrence

I am a little apprehensive about this movie, but after watching it I realized that it is a great movie, but not for all tastes. The first half of the movie was slow and boring. I wanted to leave, but I felt it was necessary to see the real life of what happened in the book. The acting was superb. I will see it again!

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Tyler B.

I just watched this film on the big screen in the beautiful city of Montreal. I really enjoyed it. I felt like I was there with the cast and crew. It was an emotional roller coaster ride. I can't believe that it took so long to get the film out there. The cast was amazing. The supporting cast was excellent. The story was very interesting. The acting was exceptional. I really enjoyed this film. I would highly recommend it. It was a wonderful movie. It is definitely a "must see".

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Lauren Garrett

I loved this film, and now I have watched it again, I am much more aware of the events that unfolded, and I wonder if that can be why so many people saw the film. I think we all need to have a sense of community, that's what the book is about. The only problem with the book is that it's only a story, it does not have a strong enough plot to carry the story. This film does not need that, it's a great film, it is a perfect film, it has all the elements of a great film. It does not need a plot, or even a few good actors to do the job. For instance, I think that it could have been done a little better, but overall I think the story is very powerful and has great potential, I recommend the film. It's one of those films you watch over and over again, and it will be one of those films that you will be very excited for when you see it, and you will be looking forward to the next time you see it.

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Brian E.

A very beautiful film, based on the life of Howard Hughes. I don't know if I would say it's a great film, but it's definitely one of the most beautiful I've seen. It's an honest and very realistic look at Hughes. It doesn't take itself too seriously and focuses on his life in a way that makes it easy to understand. I would recommend this film to anyone who's interested in the life of Howard Hughes.

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Kyle S.

Okay, if you liked this movie, then you will love this movie. If you hated it, you will hate this movie. This movie, by the end, is completely unbelievable. However, for some people it will be unbelievable. This movie will move you. This movie is not for everybody. The director and the actors will make you think. This movie will be in your memory. This movie is great, and it is about hope. This movie is amazing, and it is a must see. If you don't like it, don't say I didn't warn you. Because I did warn you.

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Joshua Ryan

A typical big-budget movie, where the stars are getting big salaries and the money is flowing from top to bottom. After all, it's a C-movie, not the big blockbuster. So the stars get paid, the money is flowing and the top-notch directing team (Eddie Murphy, Helen Hunt) and the cast are getting big checks. What would you expect? But all is not well with this production, because it lacks the feel of real life and the story itself doesn't offer any depth. Some aspects of the story are just plain wrong, and some of the characters are not convincing at all. I know that some movie watchers would think the same as I did, but to me, this movie is not worth to be discussed with others, except perhaps for small movie fans, who really can't get enough of the high-priced Hollywood films. On the other hand, some people might enjoy this movie and enjoy watching it for the visuals, because the movie does have some memorable moments, and the people in the front row were laughing out loud several times, even if I was quite skeptical myself. Maybe this is the right place for this review, but I really cannot be unbiased. I don't think I am the right person to criticize this movie, because I am neither a journalist nor an audience, and I am not interested in knowing why something is good or bad. I am a big fan of Edward Burns, but not of this movie. I really think that the problem with this movie is the writing. I think there are so many moments where it is quite obvious that there are problems with the storyline, and I have to admit that I didn't understand most of the characters, but I understand that this was the only choice the movie made. Sometimes you are all for a good story and you want to see the characters develop, and sometimes you are not interested at all and just want to see some action, some explosions and some explosions, and I don't think this movie did that. I didn't like the way the movie was made. I found it slow, without any real drama, and it wasn't like this is a modern day documentary, but a typical movie, like a TV drama, with an abstract and vague story. It didn't tell me what the protagonist was thinking, why he is the way he is, why he is being the way he is, and how did he got here, who is he, and why are they running away from there? There was no action, no fun, no drama, just the story of how the characters are run away from a country where there is no hope of seeing the sun, and they are not sure about what to do, and they are looking for food, water, the sun, and the people they need to live. If you are a big fan of Edward Burns, maybe you will enjoy this movie, but you will not find any value in this movie, and I hope I am wrong. I really don't know.

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Amanda

After The Front Runner, I thought The Green Mile was the best movie of the year. The Front Runner is an amazing movie that covers the great story of Muhammad Ali's life as he becomes the first black heavyweight boxing champion. At the beginning of the film, we are shown the movie through Ali's point of view. He is about to go to the ring for the title fight against Sonny Liston. He is not happy that the film has already been made. Instead of telling his own story, he just wants to tell the story of his life and the events that are taking place. I feel that this movie is an excellent tribute to a great person and to his life. If I had one complaint about this movie, it would be that it does not tell the story as the movies of previous generations did. It would have been much more effective to show the actual story of the title fight. In the end, I felt that this was a great movie and I will be seeing it again. The story of Muhammad Ali is a fantastic one. I can recommend this movie to anyone who wants to learn about one of the greatest athletes in the history of mankind. 8/10.

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Ryan

The book of the Front Runner was written by Dwight Macdonald, which I have read. The movie adaptation is by Stephen Chbosky, and I have not read the book. If you want a summary of what I am talking about, read the book. The movie is very accurate to the book, and adds many new elements. The characters have changed, and I think this is a good thing. There is a hint of redemption in the movie. If you haven't read the book, see the movie and judge for yourself. I think that "Everything is Awesome" is the movie equivalent of "The Front Runner".

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Alice B.

This is a very sad movie to watch, and it's very good, not great, but a very good movie. It's a little slow in parts, but it's very well acted, and it's very well directed. I didn't find any of it predictable, and I didn't see one moment that I was bored. It's a very interesting movie, and I recommend it. I think it's better than Gone with the Wind, and probably better than As Good as It Gets. However, if you don't like history, or if you don't like movies about the war, then you may not like this movie. It's a very entertaining movie, and I think it deserves more than 4 stars. If you don't like history, don't watch it. It's not a bad movie, but it's not a good movie.

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Ralph H.

Cameron Crowe's impressive screenplay allows the audience to question and wonder about the real-life true events in the early 20th Century. While it's certainly possible that people were manipulated and victimized by the government at the time, this movie portrays the horrendous nature of the United States' involvement in the First World War. Colin Farrell plays a Union soldier caught between a war that he knows he must fight and the nation he has sworn to protect. Julia Roberts and Chris Pine bring their personalities and reputations to the roles of Thomas Tilden and John Wilkes Booth. Roberts brings a great deal of maturity to her role, while Pine gives us a man who is on a desperate quest for the American dream. Pitt gives us a man who is desperate for fame, who would do anything for a paycheck, and who wants to "win the war" for the Union. The power of his character is made evident when he kills an entire battalion of German soldiers for a coin he was told was worth $100. There are some scenes that may be viewed as too graphic and may cause the viewing audience to think twice about the truth. Yet, I don't believe that is the intention of the director. The movie has a great performance from Crowe and a great supporting cast. Tom Hanks gives us a performance that deserves to be nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He plays a veteran of the American Civil War and a great American hero who will do anything to protect the country he loves. The story may be exaggerated, but the ending is as well. I believe this movie would have done very well with the hype and controversy that surrounded the recent release of the real-life Thomas Tilden and John Wilkes Booth.

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Donna C.

I actually liked the movie. It wasn't just a continuation of the third part of the trilogy, it was more of an evolution of the trilogy. The movie wasn't just about the battles, it was about the people and how they acted. The acting in this movie is brilliant, the writing is brilliant and the cinematography is brilliant. I think the performances from George Clooney, Matt Damon, Hugh Grant and Russell Crowe were excellent. The script of the movie is good. There is no bad acting in this movie. The battles and the story is brilliant and the only thing that I don't like in this movie is the pacing. I would have liked more slow motion and more action scenes and a longer movie. The movie was better than the book and the last one of the trilogy.

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Jeremy Schultz

It's a refreshing insight into a part of history that often gets the cold shoulder from the mainstream media and has been denied due to all but the most brilliant historians. I hope we'll see more and more documentaries like this one. "The Front Runner" is a one-sided narrative, that is a must see. Tom Hanks plays David Starr (or David, to those in the know). He is a medium-sized financial advisor with a few dozen clients and thousands of books to choose from. He can be hired by the corporate world or by a super-rich family, or any combination of the three. He's a wizard of the financial world, always doing one trick or another to make more money, but he's also a seasoned and educated detective, working for the FBI. That's a good job. Starr finds a book with secret information on the estate of a wealthy family he had been hired to take care of, and it comes up to him that the family he had been assigned to find is behind the murder of a member of the family. Then it all becomes a cat and mouse game. This is a film that I felt I had to see in order to understand what's really going on and to be able to share the news of what I was witnessing. The first few times I saw it, I could not keep up with all the details, but I felt I had to see it again in order to understand everything. This film is very engaging and worth seeing. The cinematography is wonderful, the costumes and props are gorgeous, and the production is top-notch. The screenplay is excellent, with some subtle humor and a few subtle, profound statements. The actors are fine, with Hanks at his best and some pretty good supporting cast members. The production values are outstanding, the editing is fast, but not over-the-top, and the editing is masterful. Overall, I think this film is really good. This is a movie that will leave you satisfied and wanting to see it again.