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Based on 35 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 24 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The jokes never go deep, the toothless bites at the system leave no marks. It's only the wild-card energy of Ferrell and Galifianakis that keeps you on the ticket. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The resultant spoofery is nonpartisan, or at least vague - we never learn which of these flesh-pressing idiots is the Republican and which is the Democrat - and raucous in its send-ups of the moral, financial and sexual peccadilloes of the common political animal. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    "It's a mess" is the campaign slogan of Marty Huggins, played by Galifianakis. He's referring to the state of government. But he might as well be describing the movie in which he co-stars. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Instead of biting wit, though, the movie settles for sketch humor, standard-brand raunch and toothless slapstick that trivializes everything it touches. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Relying on improv-y riffing and watch-them-coming-from-down-the-block-and-around-the-corner sight gags, The Campaign is intermittently amusing, but more often just interminable. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Like the politicians it skewers, it knows the real winner is the stupidity, stupid. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    While leads Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are amusingly on point as a pair of mud-slinging contenders for Congress, the platform is a wobbly political satire that flip-flops chaotically between clever and crass, never finding a sturdy comedic footing. show more

  • 60

    Ferrell and Galifianakis both do what they've proven they can do so well in the past, while McDermott, clad in all black, is surprisingly good in a comedic role. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Would a Republican enjoy this movie as much as a Democrat? Possibly. Party affiliations mean nothing to the characters, nor does the plot approach them. Then why are Huggins and Brady both Republicans? I'll save you the trouble. It's because Hollywood is run by a lot of rich liberals, right? show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Still, though it's crude and juvenile in ways that makes you vaguely ashamed at laughing so much, The Campaign is versatile enough to sneak in a good shot or two at the American political system. show more

  • February 15, 2013 mh00000000138435
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    Classic Will Ferrell. If you like will ferrell\'s movies, you won\'t be dissapointed. It\'s hilarious.

  • January 04, 2013 sm00000000134753
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    If you follow Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis your going to have a good time watching this. Definatley a Movie Night movie.

  • November 23, 2012 di00000000132450
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    I am A Will Ferrell Fanatic ..He always manages to trigger that uncontrollable Laughter Mechanism in me ., The one I try to keep hidden away, deep... under my belly button/just above my....well..Anyway ,,, ( it's Cuz everyone says I sound like a dolphin in heat when I laugh) .No Matter ..I don't care...feels good to laugh .. Zach Galifianakis proves his comical versatility in his role as the opposing Candidate ...Snake in the Church is hilarious ...Caution: This is a politically correct comedy.If you don't like politics ....You'll like this movie... Crudely Fowell.... but very funny .. Vintage Ferrell .. .;):)

  • November 08, 2012 tj00000000131960
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    If anyone recommends this, that means they hate you

  • September 26, 2012 hdridera
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    Did not find the movie funny at all mainly because the humor was baised on campaign trends that are alll too true. Was also shocking to find out a week after this movie came out that our United States elections ballots will now be counted by a privatly owned company with no oversight. Was the movie prophetic or did they have inside information??? I wish I could just laugh this up ******* pathetic that this movie mimics real trends and frightening maby they should rerelease this as a horror film???

  • September 03, 2012 pattylsw
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    This is a very funny movie, LOL. I think all voters should see this, it\'s very timely with the upcoming presidential election. A wonderful satire.

  • September 03, 2012 by00000000128619
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    Thought Will Ferrell would be allot more funny, maybe he is done with comedy , hope not and this was just a bad movie for him :(

  • September 02, 2012 onlitradehh
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    politics, what can you expect?

  • August 30, 2012 richurd
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    avoid it if at all possible

  • August 24, 2012 mikesmutt
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    I almost walked out a couple of times----barely tolerable with just a few laughs---really bad script

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