The Campaign Reviews

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October 15, 2020
For a basic political comedy, The Campaign is funny.
September 4, 2020
The Campaign doesn't work all the time, but when it does it's truly inspired comedy from two stand-out inspired comics.
November 26, 2019
There are enough gems in this political satire to raise more than a hearty chuckle.
June 8, 2019
While many audience members may be suffering from political fatigue this election year, The Campaign exposes the process for the circus it truly is.
April 11, 2019
This rapid-fire comedy has plenty more hits than misses - and at times a scathing satire of the current election process.
February 5, 2019
These situations write themselves really, already amusing in real-life, let alone cinematically... It's harmless and undemanding fun.
December 22, 2018
If this year's presidential campaign doesn't provide enough laughs for your liking, here is one that will.
August 30, 2018
Filled with the broad stereotypes typical of an increasingly divisive electorate and of a Will Ferrell vehicle, but there's a broader and in fact biblical message at the movie's heart. What do you benefit if you gain the world but lose your own soul?
September 11, 2017
At 85 minutes this might be one of the shortest election campaigns around, but with a cast that's on-fire and the humour inappropriate and irreverent, it's surely one of the funniest.
April 9, 2016
The leads do fine work, but the screenplay bizarrely reduces Ferrell to straight man for much of the film.
May 3, 2015
It's the most infuriating kind of comedy, one that keeps flirting with sharp ideas, only to retreat into barn-door-broad buffoonery.
December 25, 2014
It even has something like a brain with awareness of the world outside the film, and that is too rare of a commodity in American film comedy in the 2010s.
June 23, 2013
You keep waiting for the movie to say something, to find that extra level of inspiration we've seen each of these two guys reach. Or at least to justify making a political comedy in the first place.
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.
April 21, 2013
The problem with situation comedy movies in general - and Will Ferrell vehicles such as The Campaign in particular - is that they usually fizzle out after the first 30 minutes.
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?
March 4, 2013
Poking fun at the nastiness of elections, The Campaign finally brings together two of Hollywood's funniest comedians.
January 22, 2013
January 22, 2013
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