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Election Reviews

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January 26, 2006
This remarkable film may be set in high school, but its satiric take on moral corruption, political chicanery, adultery and seduction is anything but juvenile.
December 6, 2005
Beuller?... Beuller? Where's Ferris? Oh, there he is on the floor. Brought to his knees and he still hasn't learned anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 9, 2005
Production, set, costume and photography all help give the film a crisp look, capturing the inherent mid-western feel provided by the Omaha, Nebraska locale.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 16, 2005
Those who watch this film now are going to experience it as a more powerful socio-political commentary than the audiences in 1999.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
March 21, 2003
A sordid and savory dark comedy. Broderick is the flipside of his Ferris Beuller persona. Reese Witherspoon captures so perky you could strangle her to perfection.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2003
Fun and funny, but a bit rude at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2003
Blends deft human observation, solidly realized characters and a few slightly domesticated moments of shock humor [to create] a comedy as rich and winning as it is offbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 15, 2002
The movie hits its keenest edge as a portrait of self-delusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 10, 2002
An extremely sharp, multi-layered and inspired satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 6, 2002
Payne could emerge as a Mark Twain of the cinema, gleefully pricking America's complacent sense of morality.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 21, 2002
One of the best-made comedies this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 2, 2002
A subversive, wickedly funny film.
April 3, 2002
Election features a career-best performance from Witherspoon.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 5, 2002
The humour may be vicious, but there's also a strong vein of pathos running through the film.
March 4, 2002
A full-fledged critique of the moral emptiness of the archetypal ugly American - those driven, self-righteous go-getters who hurt other people.
February 28, 2002
It dragged me, kicking and screaming, back to high school.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 15, 2001
Election is a funny, smart movie ... I don't think I can do a movie justice without you, Readers, taking that leap of faith & checking it out yourself.
Full Review| Original Score: 5
February 27, 2001
A subtle and complex satire, not only about high school, but about our national character and the current state of democracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 14, 2001
Everything about Election is as mediocre, middle-of-the-road, and bland as its topic.
January 1, 2001
This is a very funny film, one of the best of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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