Election Reviews

November 8, 2018
Suffers from a tyrannical sameness of tone where Payne doesn't trust his audience to 'get' the crashing subtext, so he batters them over the head with it for nearly two hours
August 24, 2010
The treatment of this touchy material is impressive, neither gratuitous nor mincing, but this 1999 satirical comedy doesn't really go anywhere.
February 14, 2001
Everything about Election is as mediocre, middle-of-the-road, and bland as its topic.
January 1, 2000
I felt uncomfortable for nearly the duration of this tremendously well put together piece.
January 1, 2000
This is one Election that could have used fixing.
January 1, 2000
Payne understands satire and possesses an innate ability to go for the jugular but sometimes his deft and subcutaneous touch is too uncomfortable.
January 1, 2000
The film never finds a confident tone.
January 1, 2000
Exposes the dullards who praise it as the very suckers who promote the divisions among people under the pretense of virtuous, moral insight.
January 1, 2000
The story rarely elicits laughter.