The Front Runner

Coming to Cinemas 31 January 2019

The week America went tabloid.

American Senator Gary Hart's (Hugh Jackman) 1988 presidential campaign is derailed by scandal in this political biopic from four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air). Vera Farmiga and J.K. Simmons co-star.


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Drama, True Story & Biography


Rating: M Coarse language


Hollywood Reporter


Given the limitations of the role, Jackman delivers one of his finest performances.

Variety (USA)


The "Juno" director's got his groove back.



It's not only an enjoyable watch filled with terrific actors, but also that it's a movie that will have you talking afterwards. It has ideas that are worth discussing and still incredibly relevant.

Screen International


The Front Runner captures the moral dilemmas and changing attitudes inspired by the Hart story with sprawling, Altmanesque brio.

The Guardian


There's an authenticity underpinning the portrayal of events in The Front Runner that lifts it above the less-than-groundbreaking set-up.

Los Angeles Times


A tip-top piece of entertainment starring Hugh Jackman as Hart and Vera Farmiga as his wife, Lee, that is as significant as it is enjoyable.

Rolling Stone


Reitman rewinds to that 1988 moment when Gary Hart's adultery took presidential politics tabloid. But not even Hugh Jackman as Hart can sell the argument that personal weakness doesn't stain public character in the era of #MeToo.