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Run This Town (2020)

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Naive, young Toronto newspaper reporter Bram (Ben Platt) finds himself doing desk work instead of breaking hard-hitting stories, until he accidentally finds scandalous information about the city's controversial mayor, Rob Ford (Damian Lewis). Bram attempts to pry information from Ford's aides, Ashley (Nina Dobrev) and Kamal (Mena Massoud), who are trying to cover Ford's tracks and spin the story. Written and directed by Ricky Tollman. Scott Speedman co-stars.

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Cast

Damian Lewis
as Rob Ford
Gil Bellows
as Detective Lowery
Hamza Haq
as Detective Sharma
Genevieve Kang
as The Squirrel
Catherine McNally
as Woman Behind Desk
Emily Dickinson
as Ashley's Girlfriend
Beatriz Yuste
as Streeter #2
Jeremy Hernandez
as Streeter #3
Joyce Rivera
as Streeter #4
Grace Armas
as Rest of cast listed alphabetically:Laundromat Cashier
Elena Khan
as City Hall Intern (uncredited)
Brett Ryan
as Jeff Mandel (uncredited)
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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (9)

I never for a second forgot that I watching an actor under piles of makeup.

March 6, 2020 | Full Review…

I did buy the freshness and the youth in this world of industries dying.

March 6, 2020 | Full Review…

This is well-trod territory in 2020, explored richly in any number of TV shows and films, and the choice to center Run This Town on Millennial malaise is an odd one.

March 6, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An involving but stretched-thin journo procedural.

March 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Smart, ambitious and impressive, "Run This Town" is the best kind of feature directing debut, a film that entertains and makes you look forward to what will come next.

March 5, 2020 | Full Review…

The movie never quite reconciles its assorted perspectives into a coherent point of view.

March 5, 2020 | Full Review…

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