The biggest shock of this new movie re-imagination is that it makes the cheesy TV series seem fresh and smart by comparison.
A worthy follow-up with enough heart, action, and music to entertain younger and older viewers alike.
Broadens the sports movie without sacrificing the integrity of its essential elements.
Its approach and style contrast markedly with the artificiality and lack of ingenuity that has infected the genre over the years.
The problem isn’t the emotional manipulation but the clumsy way in which the movie orchestrates its third act.
A mystery/comedy that has been robbed by age of its humor, leaving behind a leaden and tedious sampling of what people found funny in the 1980s.
Pugh’s performance is the best thing about the movie but the story, despite Merchant’s comedic flourishes, feels stale at times.
It may peter out on the way to an anticlimactic conclusion but it’s fun while it lasts and the three peerless female leads deserve recognition.
Well-made but uneven, "The Front Runner" is a less a film for general movie-goers than for political junkies.