The Runner
The Runner (2015)

In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 25, 2015
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

The Runner never approaches the keen insight and social satire of political films such as The Candidate, Primary Colors or Bulworth.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

A hollow, listless political drama that could have been a contender.

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Clint Worthington
Consequence of Sound

Equal parts Big Oil message movie and melodramatic character study, The Runner gets so close to depth that it's weirdly frustrating to see it fail.

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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

Stark repeatedly squanders the decent supporting cast, revealing scant backstory that would enhance the often vague character motivation on display.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

This brand of political soap opera is being done better on television by shows like "Scandal," where this story would be little more than a secondary plotline.

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Todd Jorgenson

... contains a fair amount of cynicism toward media sensationalism and the political system, yet by always focusing on the politicians instead of the working-class Gulf Coast residents ... the film indulges in that which it condemns.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Cage's performance is as fuzzy as his character's sense of bearings.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

The Runner is a well-meaning character study with an admirably cynical ending, but it's too cold to ever fully draw you in.

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Diana Saenger

Cage makes us believe the good and the bad in this man.

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