The Runner
The Runner

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- 47/100 based on 4,047 votes
  • Released: 2015
  • Runtime: 90 mins
  • Director: Austin Stark
  • Studio: Paper Street Films
  • Genres: Drama

In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.... (Full plot summary below)

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In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

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Entertainment Weekly - 7/10 by Chris Nashawaty The Runner is a well-meaning character study with an admirably cynical ending, but it’s too cold to ever fully draw you in.
New York Daily News - 6/10 by Jordan Hoffman The Runner, while painfully low-budget and a little patchy, is an interesting look at how sausage is made.
RogerEbert.com - 5/10 by Glenn Kenny The Runner squanders at least one great performance (Fonda’s) and delivers a dispiritingly inert cinematic experience.
New York Observer - 5/10 by Matthew Kassel The problem is the movie never gives us a reason to care about Colin in the first place, or even to dislike him that much, if that’s how we’re supposed to feel. Colin is neutral, a kind of empty vessel, and Mr. Cage is his typical aloof self with a "Con Air" accent.
The A.V. Club - 5/10 by Jesse Hassenger There’s no revenge, no murder, and no kidnapping. It’s a low-budget New Orleans Cage movie with some dignity. It would be a pleasure to report that The Runner is also good, but this slim if mildly compelling film lands somewhere between character sketch and morality tale.
Movie Nation - 4/10 by Roger Moore Writer-director Austin Stark’s film crams a lot into 90 minutes, leaving no room for grace notes, little time for the heart that this truncated story cries out for.
Chicago Sun-Times - 4/10 by Richard Roeper In the lurid and cheesy and sometimes unintentionally funny political thriller Runner, one of the most intriguing and eclectic casts of the year is wasted in a murky cesspool that comes across as a third-rate version of “House of Cards” with a little bit of “Scandal” thrown in for bad measure.
Variety - 4/10 by Scott Foundas The Runner doesn’t lack for drama, but the characters are so thinly and predictably drawn, and the movie’s supposed insights into the art of political compromise so banal, that nothing catches fire.
Village Voice - 4/10 by Nick Schager The film tackles its issues with a furrowed-brow solemnity that eventually spills into outright sluggishness.
Los Angeles Times - 4/10 by Michael Rechtshaffen The plodding film goes awfully heavy on script exposition and all too light on character depth, leaving Cage and company — including a smartly cast Peter Fonda as his been-there, done-that alcoholic dad — to come up with their own complexity.
Arizona Republic - 4/10 by Randy Cordova Stark’s turgid approach feels both pompous and cold, and the film never connects emotionally.
New Orleans Times-Picayune - 4/10 by Mike Scott New Orleans makes for a distinctive backdrop, but that's really all just window dressing, and it goes only so far in covering the fact that The Runner -- from its moody, electric-guitar-driven score to its faintly 1990s, Grisham-flavored sensibilities -- runs out of narrative inspiration before it crosses the finish line.

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