The Runner (2015) is a English movie. Austin Stark has directed this movie. Nicolas Cage,Sarah Paulson,Peter Fonda,Connie Nielsen are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2015. The Runner (2015) is considered one of the best Drama movie in India and around the world.
In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.
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the problem with this picture in my opinion is Nicolas Cage ! don't get me wrong , I don't mean his performance but the audience has a problem with him , it's like : oh this movie starring Cage , just give it 1 star ! this movie is about characters and I always liked this kind of movies , the movie takes place in 2010 , first scenes shows the aftermath of BP oil spill accident... Cage is an idealistic congress man from Louisiana called Colin Price who aspires to be nominated for the senate , he was defending the rights of fishers whose works were damaged because of the accident , and suddenly his reputation was ruined by sexual scandal with a fisherman's wife ! His wife left him , he resigned from the congress but continued his charity works to support the fishermen... Cage was not bad , he delivers a good performance for his role.. Peter Fonda as Colin Price's father , he was very good written character and his performance was very good... Connie Nielsen as Deborah Price was not special and not bad in the same time.. Sarah Paulson as Kate Haber , I liked her role in the second half of the movie the problem with this picture is that when you have these elements and these characters you could have done much better scenario.. sorry for my bad English..
I don't know what the problem is with movies these days other than it seems that only fast paced, herky jerky camera work and shock value entertainment draws the masses in..... but this movie was very, very good and sadly, terribly overlooked. Maybe it was overlooked because Nic Cage isn't on the flavor of the month list anymore but it's a shame that it was totally ignored by the critics and audience both. Cage did a wonderful job of playing a conflicted, somewhat tortured train wreck waiting to happen but good hearted politician who truly cares about the people he represents during the BP oil spill in the gulf. He delivers a truly human and well measured performance and you couldn't see the "acting" in his performance one iota. To me, that's a very good, if not great performance. On a side note, I loved the music in the movie. Especially the Tom Waits song "Picture in a Frame". Well done, Nicolas!
I always appreciate films that juxtapose important issues with a fictional human element. The Runner successfully did that, mixing a documentary insight into the BP oil spill's effects while also remaining a character study of a corrupt politician. This film came at the right time – the spill happened 5 years ago, and people have forgotten about the trauma it caused. I hope this film reminds people of the spill's lasting effects. Nicolas Cage is a mesmerizing actor, who has done a ton of crap lately, but here he displayed that he can still act. Similar to Joe, Cage strayed away from his typical madman role, playing a vulnerable and human version of Frank Underwood (House of Cards). There are a few other good character actors in this, especially Peter Fonda. The movie runs on the short side – it's definitely worth a watch.
People love to bash Nic Cage films, and clearly a lot of people will bash this one simply because of that. I'm a Cage fan and I'll admit, he has put out a string of terrible films lately. But I feel comfortable saying that "The Runner" is his best performance in many years. The movie is a slow burn Southern political drama that takes place during the BP oil spill in 2010. It addresses the oil spill and politics in general in an intelligent way. It's far from a thriller, as they wrongly marketed it in the trailer, so you need to stay with it. It is a quiet film, sad at times too. It's certainly not for everyone. You also won't get any Crazy Cage highlights here for Youtube - he's restrained and nuanced. The rest of the cast is also really good, especially Sarah Paulson and Peter Fonda. If you're into politics, dramas, or have liked Nic Cage in the past, I highly recommend this film.
"Great men, men who build legacies, they aren't always decent." After giving an impassioned speech talking about the effects of the BP oil spill in Louisiana Congressman Colin Price (Cage) is poised to make a run for the Senate. When a scandal is revealed his career is over. Now, after losing everything he has to chose between wanting to make a real difference, or becoming like every other politician. I don't think I even need to state this anymore but I am not a Nicolas Cage fan at all. There have been a few of his movies I liked (National Treasure, Rock) but not because of him, it was the idea and actual movie I liked. This movie falls under that category. It may have been because of the political aspect but this was very interesting to me and watching a politician build himself back up is inspiring, especially when it is someone who is really trying to make a positive change. Not many of those in real life. Overall, a really good movie that Cage didn't screw up with his acting. His best in a while. I give it a B+.