Director, David Modigliani interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin
“Kinetic, intimate and moving…’Running with Beto’ never treads into hagiography, showing its candidate at once a doting but conflicted father and an open-minded yet sometimes frustrated boss to a Spartan staff largely composed of neophytes.”
“ Running with Beto has less of an interest in mythologizing Beto O’Rourke and more of an eye toward capturing a flash point in Texas political history, complete with a visual aesthetic reminiscent of a Friday Night Lights episode”
"An intimate, thorough look at a candidate on the rise and on the go ... Modigliani effectively conveys what it is about O’Rourke that made him so exciting in the first place, especially through the eyes of the handful of volunteers and activists whose efforts he also follows"
“ Entertaining… absorbing… unexpected and refreshingly real”
“Modigliani manages to create so much narrative tension that you start to wonder if this young, energetic, inspiring candidate might be able to pull it off in the end.”
- Matt Wilstein, The Daily Beast
“...reminiscent of Albert Maysles' Primary or Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker’s more recent The War Room... the portrait of a state many of us thought we had pinned down, and how its identity is shifting in a positive direction."
- Peter Debruge, Variety
“Running with Beto consolidates the feel-good trajectory of O’Rourke’s run into an engaging package that showcases his galvanizing impact up close.”
- Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“...captures the excitement of near-victory and celebrates the grassroots work done by passionate volunteers.”
– John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
"...incredibly inspiring, elicit[s] tears in [his] triumphs and [his] losses, and illustrate[s] exactly why Beto O’Rourke ... caught fire in 2018."
- Dustin Rowles, Pajiba
“The access Modigliani had to create a documentary this different from typical political pieces is absolutely mind blowing.”
- Brooke Sjoberg, The Daily Texan