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The Front Runner Reviews

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February 15, 2019
Reitman loses his focus and, despite the brilliant portrayal by Hugh Jackman, the film insists on telling everything in a diffuse and confused way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2019
The Front Runner displays its story in various slopes and each one has a notable amount of density and quality. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 11, 2019
[An] interesting antecedent to better understand the US today. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2019
Forcefully directed by Jason Reitman (Up In The Air), the film is essentially an origin story accounting for the venality of today's rabid media culture, covering hot-button topics such as invasion of privacy, newsroom bias and double-standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 8, 2019
The Front Runner is a perfectly good movie though it's more intriguing than vital.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 7, 2019
By refusing to hold Hart himself up to any critical scrutiny for his actions, Reitman essentially reduces the material into the kind of alternately hectoring and toothless form of media bashing.
February 7, 2019
Reitman displays Hart as a person so lost, alone, and a victim of disenchantment like George Clooney in Up in the Air. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2019
Living in an age where we all have a computer at our fingertips leaves little margin for error, yet somehow we still elected a man who did far worse than Gary Hart which makes The Front Runner right on time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 6, 2019
The Front Runner is a film under the impression that it has a need to exist, but I'm not convinced it does. Not in this form and with this little insight and excavation anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 4, 2019
As ever, Reitman reveals a deft hand when it comes to interpersonal dynamics and the mordant humour that resides in the everyday failures of our existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2019
A pointless history lesson you could uncover yourself from a quick scan of Gary Hart's Wikipedia page.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2019
The Front Runner is commendably even-handed in its portrayal of both the political system and the fourth estate. And Jackman's commanding performance should be required viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2019
When the sheer amount of charm that is Hugh Jackman isn't enough to make a movie at least tolerable, things have hit a whole new low.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 1, 2019
It is hard to nail down a single, worthwhile reason why The Front Runner was made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 31, 2019
Jason Reitman's real-life political drama has big ideas and a strong cast, even if bewigged star Hugh Jackman seems a little miscast as failed presidential contender Gary Hart.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 30, 2019
A misguided defence of a man and an attitude that feels particularly ludicrous in 2019.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 29, 2019
The Front Runner, a drab political drama about the former presidential candidate Gary Hart, prolongs Jason Reitman's creative slump.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 18, 2019
The Front Runner claims to give us the origins of the now long-standing antagonism between press and politics, but like Gary Hart, the film just feels behind the times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2019
It's a bit of a shoulder shrug in the end... it lacked a dramatic blow.
January 14, 2019
Jason Reitman's The Front Runner is so expertly made, it may take a while to realise how misconceived it is
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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