Where to start with this one! What a disaster!
Yes, there is a story...but, it doesn't actually start until 60 minutes into the film. Up until then, Ricky Tollman focuses on a squirming, mollycoddled, fresh-out-of-school, incompetent, whiny journalist [Ben Platt] and a bunch of ultra-verbose millennials who all look far too young for the jobs they are supposed to be doing. It really is a case of all talk, little work [or story development]...and, lashings of unnecessary and irritating split-screen.
Then...things get interesting...for all the wrong reasons. Damian Lewis must be a little embarrassed, unrecognisable under the worst 'fat' make-up ever to have disgraced the silver screen...he delivers a razzie-worthy performance of over-the-top toxicity...as the could-not-behave-worse, Trump-ish, soon-to-be-toppled, mayor of Toronto.
The final 30 minutes centres around a video recording of this [nasty] mayor [supposedly] taking crack [in a crack den]...what a scandal! Yet the scandal never plays out...we [the audience] never get to see that video...despite the skulduggery involved in possessing it...when the time comes...dramatic music...and, zilch, nothing, nada...talk about an anti-climax!
Run this Town is a film that will leave you asking: Was that it? Unfortunately, that really was it...a major and meandering disappointment.
An emerging political scandal in Toronto in 2013 seen through the eyes of young staffers at city hall and a local newspaper.