The Candidate

The Candidate
The Candidate
  • PG
  • 1h 50m
  • 1972
Fresh87%
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars as Bill McKay, an idealistic young activist who agrees to run for elected office, hoping to use the campaign to bring important issues into the public debate. But the truth gets buried as the political process transforms McKay into The Candidate. When McKay's honesty and integrity captivate the electorate's attention, his long-shot candidacy attracts the attention of the party machine, and McKay must decide whether he can effect a greater change as a part of the government ... or retain his integrity and lose. Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh87%
Critics Consensus: The Candidate may not get all the details right when it comes to modern campaigning, but it captures political absurdity perfectly -- and boasts typically stellar work from Robert Redford to boot.
Reviews
More on Rotten Tomatoes

Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 30, 1972
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
Resolution, color and audio quality may vary based on your device, browser and internet connection.Learn More

You Might Also Like...

Nixon
City Hall
All the King's Men
The Ides of March
Executive Suite
Philadelphia
The Young Philadelphians
Won't Back Down
Promised Land
Prince of the City

New Releases