EW Staff
November 14, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Contender

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
126 minutes
Wide Release Date
10/13/00
performer
Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Sam Elliott, Philip Baker Hall, Mariel Hemingway, Gary Oldman, William L. Petersen, Christian Slater
director
Rod Lurie
Producers
Battleground Productions, Cinecontender
author
Rod Lurie
genre
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

The sophomore feature from film critic turned filmmaker Lurie (”Deterrence”) stars two time Oscar nominee Allen as a senator whose nomination for the vice presidency is jeopardized when a nemesis (Oldman) digs up sexual secrets from her past.

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