Overall Rank: 3078
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 47
Theatrical Release Date: 10/13/2000
Genre: Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Rod Lurie
Actors: Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Sam Elliott, William Petersen
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Andrew - wrote on 05/27/2012
A first rate political thriller about the dirt and grime of politics. Features some outstanding acting from its cast, particularly Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, and Gary Oldman. This film illustrates that sometimes the court of public opinion is more important than the court of law. It shows the great lengths that politicians will go to to influence the public opinion, including great acts of immorality. The Contender is one of the most thought provoking films about the functions of American democracy and is one the best films of the last decade. The Contender is a must see film for its brilliant acting and commentary.
tecnoandre - wrote on 12/26/2011
Political thriller starring Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges and Christian Slater. The film was directed by Rod Lurie and focuses on a fictional United States President (played by Bridges) and the events surrounding his appointment of a new Vice President (Allen).Very powerful and strong movie with a fantastic performance by Gary Oldman.Worth a view.
Allison - wrote on 12/22/2007
It started out really good, but went downhill after the first half hour.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 03/30/2015
Although 'The Contender' does demonstrate a cloying self-assured naivete that liberals like myself are often guilty, and will doubtlessly chafe some viewers, it still remains thrilling political drama that retains its relevance thanks to crafting its political message as not a question of partisanship but rather upholding the value of the right to privacy and personal opinion. It sets this against dangerously media-savvy politicians and amoral insiders that are led by Gary Oldman who sports a most hideous hairstyle in his role. Joan Allen is the target of a vicious smear campaign by Oldman and his cronies while she is also a candidate for vice president for a flailing administration. The cast of heavy hitters includes Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Sam Elliot, William Petersen, Saul …
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