• The Runner (2015)

The Runner

Release Date: August 7th, 2015

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

An embarrassing video threatens the career of an idealistic Louisiana congressman (Nicolas Cage) who dreams of running for the Senate.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sarah Paulson, Connie Nielsen, Wendell Pierce, Bryan Batt, Peter Fonda, Dana Gourrier, Christopher Berry

Director: Austin Stark

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com

    The Runner squanders at least one great performance (Fonda’s) and delivers a dispiritingly inert cinematic experience. show more

  • 38
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 50

    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. show more

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