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      The Independent

      R 2022 1 hr. 48 min. Mystery & Thriller Drama TRAILER for The Independent: Trailer 1 List
      35% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 73% 50+ Ratings Audience Score It's the final weeks of the most consequential presidential election in history. America is poised to elect either its first female president (Ann Dowd) or its first viable independent candidate (John Cena). Reporting history as it's made, an idealistic young journalist (Jodie Turner-Smith) teams up with her idol, legendary journalist Nick Booker (Brian Cox), to uncover a conspiracy that places the fate of the election, and the country, in their hands. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 06 Buy Now

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      Donald S Casting made two mistakes, Cox phoned it in and Cena can't act in a drama. Great story line. Watchable and enjoyable. Strong lead character carries movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Thoki and Nathan M So bad, the acting is really bad Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/24 Full Review Wendy A Cliche after cliche. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review bob g Complete was of an hour and a half of my life! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review EPC1948 R Turned off after 39 minutes.. Bored silly Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review David C Not quite All The President's Men and a schmaltzy ending but an enjoyable escape from the plethora of CGI, Rom-com, and horror movies. Annoyingly every time an obstacle arose a solution fell neatly into the heroine's lap (no spoilers). Not a great film but not as bad as some of the scores Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) Cox is fabulously acerbic fun and, as he proved on Succession, a master swearer, while Turner-Smith is effective enough in an underwritten role. But so much of the film is derivative, and a melodramatic cancer subplot doesn’t help. Rated: 2/5 Feb 27, 2023 Full Review Wendy Ide Observer (UK) If nothing else, this solid, by-numbers political thriller serves as a star-making vehicle for British actor Jodie Turner-Smith, who is nothing short of mesmerising as dogged cub reporter Elisha James. Rated: 3/5 Feb 26, 2023 Full Review Cath Clarke Guardian Insipid and unsatisfying, and completely lacks any kind of authentic insider knowledge of Machiavellian political skullduggery. Rated: 2/5 Feb 21, 2023 Full Review Victoria Luxford City AM The Independent feels like being stuck in a restaurant with someone who has read too many tweets and not enough columns. Content with platitudes where insight was needed, Rice wastes a terrific cast who are worthy of something much more thoughtful. Rated: 2/5 Mar 8, 2023 Full Review Kevin Harley Radio Times The cast is engaging, with Turner-Smith making for a dogged lead, and Cox captivates as the veteran pundit making one last stand for a beleaguered press. Rated: 3/4 Feb 16, 2023 Full Review Cory Woodroof 615 Film Whole movie is kind of a shrug, even if you still turn the pages to see what happens. Nov 10, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis It's the final weeks of the most consequential presidential election in history. America is poised to elect either its first female president (Ann Dowd) or its first viable independent candidate (John Cena). Reporting history as it's made, an idealistic young journalist (Jodie Turner-Smith) teams up with her idol, legendary journalist Nick Booker (Brian Cox), to uncover a conspiracy that places the fate of the election, and the country, in their hands.
      Director
      Amy Rice
      Executive Producer
      Michael Arrieta, Marc Danon, Anders Erden, Amy Jarvela, Ali Jazayeri, Lex Miron, Blair Ward, Viviana Zarragoitia
      Screenwriter
      Evan Parter
      Production Co
      The Exchange, Anonymous Content, Park Pictures, Next Productions, Universal Films
      Rating
      R (Language Throughout)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 2, 2022
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