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.
If you enjoyed my The Runner blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Wild at Heart (1990)
- City of Angels (1998)
- The Family Man (2000)
- Lord of War (2005)
- Joe (2013)
- Left Behind (2014)
- Outcast (2014)
- Tokarev (2014)
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.
On to my movie rating for The Runner (2015)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: NONE
Amazon UK Links
The Runner (2015) is available out now on Blu-ray.
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
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
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Compelling Nic Cage political drama