Film Preview: The Front Runner (2018)

Page Revisions:

(September 2, 2018) Original
(November 4, 2018) New Posters (#2-#3) / New Release Date (changed from 11/21/18)

Release Date:

November 7, 2018


From IMDb: “American Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair.”

Poster Rating: B- / C- / C

Review: (#1) Riding that campaign bus off a cliff is a metaphorical embodiment of the theme of the film and that works well, though the bountiful blank space is not very appealing.

(#2) With a deer-in-the-headlights look, Hugh Jackman’s new poster won’t have any measurable impact on the viewer. (#3) A more severe look of shock accompanies this poster with a little more detail and more information; however, the white background is overbearing.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: The trailer is a touch conventional, but it has enough details to explain the film’s premise and set it up as a compelling exploration of modern politics and the sensationalism that has infiltrated it.

Oscar Prospects:

Hugh Jackman might not be a frontrunner for the win, but he’s certainly in the hunt for a nomination, as is the entire film.

Trailer #1


Poster #1Poster #2Poster #3

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