‘The Candidate’: THR’s 1972 Review

Few films could be more neatly timed for the political convention season than Warner Bros.’ The Candidate, a Redford-Ritchie production starring Robert Redford as a liberal aspirant to the U.S. Senate, and with Michael Ritchie in the director’s chair. The two had teamed before, of course, on the successful Downhill Racer. Here, with notably more in terms of production values, story content, and sheer scope, the outlook is even more promising.

A little slice of 1972 pop culture courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.