Movie and DVD Guide

Find Movies and Tickets

Choose Your Movie

All movies
or
Frontrunners (2008) Sophisticated young people at one of New York City's most prestigious, intellectually elite public high schools campaign to be elected student council president in Caroline… 2008-10-15 Unrated PT83M Documentary Oscilloscope Pictures
Movie Review

Frontrunners (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Find theaters showing Frontrunners in your area

Frontrunners | HIGH CLASS One of the NYC high school students in the documentary Frontrunners
HIGH CLASS One of the NYC high school students in the documentary Frontrunners
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Oct 15, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 83 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

Sophisticated young people at one of New York City's most prestigious, intellectually elite public high schools campaign to be elected student council president in Caroline Suh's nice, tight, observant documentary Frontrunners. But this is no real-life comedy à la Election — more like a valuable, teen-scaled version of the presidential election that currently obsesses us. Suh gets out of the way of the candidates, with rewarding results. These politicians may be teens, but they grapple with constituencies, campaign strategies, and demands on their time with a spirit and seriousness of purpose suitable for the highest office in the land. B+

Originally posted Oct 15, 2008 Published in issue #1017 Oct 24, 2008 Order article reprints