6.7/10
597
11 user 58 critic

The Front Runner (2018)

Trailer
2:19 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 8 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

Director:

Jason Reitman
Reviews
Popularity
82 ( 18)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.

Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
Green Book (2018)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Boy Erased (2018)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Director: Joel Edgerton
Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton
Biography | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

Director: Marielle Heller
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells
Ben Is Back (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hedges
Stars: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance
Destroyer (2018)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.

Director: Karyn Kusama
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany
Vox Lux (2018)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

Director: Brady Corbet
Stars: Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Director: David Lowery
Stars: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck
A Private War (2018)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Director: Matthew Heineman
Stars: Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Jamie Dornan
Beautiful Boy (2018)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Director: Felix van Groeningen
Stars: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney
Widows (2018)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director: Steve McQueen
Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki
The Favourite (2018)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Gary Hart
Vera Farmiga ... Lee Hart
J.K. Simmons ... Bill Dixon
Mark O'Brien ... Billy Shore
Molly Ephraim ... Irene Kelly
Chris Coy ... Kevin Sweeney
Alex Karpovsky ... Mike Stratton
Josh Brener ... Doug Wilson
Tommy Dewey ... John Emerson
Kaitlyn Dever ... Andrea Hart
Oliver Cooper ... Joe Trippi
Jenna Kanell ... Ginny Terzano
RJ Brown ... Bill Martin
Alfred Molina ... Ben Bradlee
Mamoudou Athie ... AJ Parker
Edit

Storyline

American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on a True Story See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Front Runner See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,543, 11 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$166,533, 18 November 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It reunites J.K. Simmons and Alfred Molina who worked with each other on Spider-Man 2. See more »

Quotes

Bill Dixon: We're talking about how you get through today without pissing away everything we've all worked for on this campaign! If you lose this, we can kiss the White House goodbye.
See more »


Soundtracks

In For the Drill (DCD090_02_2)
Written by Mel Wesson, Dirty Dick and Bart Hendrickson
Published by Extreme Music Production USA
Courtesy of Extreme Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unfortunately not a front runner
14 October 2018 | by KarenAMSee all my reviews

The movie tells a story of a disgraced presidential candidate Gary Hart, who was the front runner in 1988 but dropped out due to sexual misconduct. Sounds familiar? Yes. But let's move on. The main moral of the story is whether private aberration should effect political professionalism. Will one perform efficiently as a political figure if they misbehave in private life? Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart, is well enough, but didn't have much screen time for a main character to let us pick his head and get to know him as a politician, as a husband and father. Supporting cast, including astonishing Vera Farmiga and J.J. Simmons, did better work with equal screen time but less lines. The film never quite clarifies its own attitude toward Hart, as well as doesn't let us enough background to make solid conclusions ourselves. The Front Runner is definitely not a front runner this season


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed