The Front Runner (2018)
Critic Consensus: The Front Runner exhumes the wreckage of a political campaign with well-acted wit, even if it neglects to truly analyze the issues it raises.
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The film is so desperate to come off like a wry, coffee-stained media satire (à la Robert Altman's classic HBO series Tanner '88) that it misses the deeper story, that of a woman being treated shabbily on a man's way to the top.
This is a responsible, educated, sophisticated and often deeply witty film about politics and journalistic responsibility in the tradition of All the President's Men, The Post and The Ides of March.
Jackman, sporting a distracting, Hart-like brown hairpiece, seems miscast. He doesn't convincingly convey this politician's swagger and slickness, and Reitman's attempts to mimic a loose-limbed political movie... are rather leaden.
Reitman is tripped up in his attempts to spin Hart's story into something more symbolic.
The issue of how men in power treat women brings the film into the here and now all the more robustly, but the tone is hectoring and opportunistic, with none of the true pop of American politics.
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