Run This Town

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A young journalist and a young political aide become entangled in a larger-than-life political scandal as they struggle to navigate adult life. Like all their friends, Bram and Kamal are struggling to climb the ladders at their respective workplaces: Bram at a newspaper, Kamal at City Hall. When Bram learns of a scandal involving Kamal's larger-than-life boss, he seizes the moment to advance his career. Meanwhile, Kamal grapples with containing the story while maintaining his integrity.


  • Ben Platt
  • Mena Massoud
  • Damian Lewis
  • Nina Dobrev
  • Scott Speedman
  • Jennifer Ehle
  • Gil Bellows
  • Lauren Collins
  • David Eisner
  • Hamza Haq

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Mar 6, 2020

An involving and ambitious fictionalized look at Rob Ford's downfall that is far from satisfied with gawking at that Toronto trainwreck, Ricky Tollman's Run This Town also intends to make points about racism and sexual harassment; to lament the slow-motion death of journalism; and to give voice to a generation of young adults who've been maligned by the oldsters who, as the movie sees it, made them the way they are.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Mar 4, 2020

Tollman’s promise as a writer and director is evident, but not unlike his ambitious and untested protagonist, an editor might be what he needs most, whether or not he knows it.

Metacritic review by Todd Gilchrist
Todd Gilchrist