The Candidate (The Realm) (El reino)


The Candidate (The Realm) (El reino)

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The Candidate (aka The Realm) is an award-winning Spanish nail-biter from the producers of The Secret in their Eyes and Dogman. Manuel (Antonio de la Torre), an influential regional politician whose high-class lifestyle is based on nefarious and illegal business, had everything in his favour to take the leap into national politics. However, as a leak involving him in a corruption scandal threatens to break his entire party, he becomes trapped in a struggle for survival.


Critic Reviews for The Candidate (The Realm) (El reino)

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (2)

  • This is one of those rare films that starts as a slog but grows progressively more engrossing as it develops.

    Aug 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The script, by the director and his regular collaborator Isabel Pena, makes no concessions when it comes to the complexities of the storyline... You do have to keep your wits about you, but that's part of the fun.

    May 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Acclaim should carry it far among those craving intrigue, suspense and muckraking social commentary.

    Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

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  • Part thriller, part moral skewering and sadly part realistic portrayal, Kingdom is guided by a terrific performance from the reliable Antonio de la Torre at the center of some fine ensemble work.

    Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…
  • [A] film of conceptual acuity. [Full review in Spanish]

    Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • From the producers of The Secret in Their Eyes, this fast-paced, twisty political thriller has deservedly won many awards in its native Spain, and further afield.

    Aug 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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