Primary Colors

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Facts and Figures

Run time: 143 mins

In Theaters: Friday 20th March 1998

Distributed by: Universal

Production compaines: Mutual Film Company, Universal Pictures

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 60 Rotten: 15

IMDB: 6.7 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: John Travolta as Jack Stanton, Emma Thompson as Susan Stanton, Billy Bob Thornton as Richard Jemmons, Kathy Bates as Libby Holden, Adrian Lester as Henry Burton, Maura Tierney as Daisy Green, Larry Hagman as Gov. Fred Picker, Diane Ladd as Mama Stanton, Rob Reiner as Izzy Rosenblatt, Allison Janney as Miss Walsh, Mykelti Williamson as Dewayne Smith

Primary Colors Movie Review

A more timely film would be difficult to imagine. Mike Nichols' highly anticipated -- and thinly veiled -- homage to the Clinton presidential campaign recently hit theaters, and it's worth a look. While the first half is an immensely funny jab at the political campaigning process, and Travolta and Thompson do a bang-up job as Bill and Hilary, you could probably leave when Clinton's... er... Stanton's opponent has a heart attack. The unfortunate second half of Primary Colors gives us an overwrought morality play about political mudslinging, and adds unnecessarily to an already overlong film. Overall, it's definitely worth a look, but don't expect any great insights into the workings of the system... or the workings of Clinton's mind.

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