The Campaign Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
It is meticulously bipartisan in its ridicule, from the right's embrace of God and guns, to the left's disingenuous stance against fat cats and big money.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Meredith Borders
Birth.Movies.Death.
April 3, 2013
But for all its silliness, THE CAMPAIGN fixes what's broken in American politics with easy laughs and sharp truths.
March 4, 2013
Funny and entertaining, it's not a heavyweight contender, but who wants a heavyweight contender every time?
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Poking fun at the nastiness of elections, The Campaign finally brings together two of Hollywood's funniest comedians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Cath Clarke
Time Out
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dave White
Movies.com
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Grae Drake
Movies.com
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
October 30, 2012
Funny and entertaining, it's not a heavyweight contender, but who wants a heavyweight contender every time?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 25, 2012
If it's sophistication you're looking for, forget it. This one's strictly for low laughs, at which it succeeds nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 24, 2012
[B]itter, brutal, and -- unfortunately for the hopes and dreams of the American people -- very very pointedly funny...
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
October 19, 2012
The Campaign is an equal split of smart and stupid. Some people may be off-put by the wild detours into vulgarity, but I relished it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012
The Campaign does manage to strike a funny chord but don't be ashamed to find out these election results on home video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
October 2, 2012
Will Ferrell's funniest movie in years, this is a silly comedy with a terrible sentimental streak, but the political satire running through it is dead on
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pauline McLeod
Daily Express
September 30, 2012
With subtlety hardly its strong point (the humour is broad-beamed, brash and at times bordering on farce) it's raucous entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
September 28, 2012
There are some laughs, it doesn't overstay its welcome and neither side in the present fight for the presidency is likely to be offended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
September 28, 2012
Don't look for wry satire - the gags are big and brash - but with the duelling stars on top form, The Campaign scores high in the approval ratings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
September 28, 2012
The increasingly absurd squabbling between Ferrell and Galifianakis provides more than enough hearty laughs to be getting on with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Claudia Connell
Daily Mail [UK]
September 27, 2012
Subtle and sophisticated The Campaign most definitely is not. But it's irreverent, expertly acted by all and genuinely laugh-out-loud funny.
September 27, 2012
Wisecrack after wisecrack is delivered with that skilled quick fire timing of his much loved character Ron Burgundy. This may be no surprise as he is currently re-heating the hot seat of San Diego's favourite newscaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Alessandra Stanley
New York Times
July 11, 2013
Scott Tobias
NPR.org
January 22, 2013
Top Critic

Toronto Star
January 22, 2013
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 22, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 22, 2013

Urban Cinefile
January 22, 2013
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
January 22, 2013
Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
January 22, 2013
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
January 22, 2013
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