The Runner Blu-ray Review – Compelling 2015 Political Drama?

The Runner Blu-ray Review

Next in my Nicolas Cage movie season is the political drama The Runner from 2015. It sees Cage take on the role of a politician following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Should you consider picking it up on blu-ray? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my The Runner blu-ray review.

  • The Runner (2015)
  • Genre: Political Drama
  • Directed by Austin Stark
  • UK Rating 15
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By High Fliers Films
  • Blu-ray Released: 4 January 2016


Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill an idealistic politician Colin Pryce (Nicolas Cage) is leads the charge for proper compensation. At the same time he has one eye on his political career, however following a sex scandal his world comes crashing down.

Style / Direction

The film was directed by Austin Stark whilst Elliot Davis takes on the role of director of photography and is responsible for the cinematography.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by The Newton Brothers.

Acting / Characters

Nicolas Cage is on top form as a politician forced to compromise his beliefs in order to regain his political career.


  • Nicolas Cage as Colin Pryce
  • Connie Nielsen as Deborah Pryce
  • Peter Fonda as Rayne Pryce
  • Sarah Paulson as Kate Haber
  • Wendell Pierce as Frank Legrand
  • Bryan Batt as Mark Lavin
  • Dana Gourrier as Daria Winston
  • Wanetah Walmsley as Layla
  • Ciera Payton as Lucy Hall

Conclusion: The Runner (2015) Film Review

The Runner is a well written and paced movie that keeps you engaged throughout. It may not sound the most compelling film from the synopsis but it really is worth a look.

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Conclusion: The Runner Blu-ray Review

There are no issues to report in the picture quality department being a film from 2015. There are no extras included but I’m fine with that.

Popcorn Cinema Rating: The Runner (2015)




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The Runner (2015) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version

That concludes my The Runner blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: The Runner (2015) Blu-ray Review
The Runner blu-ray review

Movie title: The Runner (2015)

Duration: 86 mins

Director(s): Austin Stark

Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen, Peter Fonda, Sarah Paulson, Wendell Pierce

Genre: Political Drama

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Compelling Nic Cage political drama