The Campaign Reviews

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January 22, 2013
September 28, 2012
Perhaps one in ten of the jokes hits the mark; the rest are damp, childish squibs
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.
September 27, 2012
If you're solemnly looking for contemporary political observation, this isn't the film for you. But laughs come rolling off the production line a-plenty.
September 27, 2012
Who says political satire is dead? Most of the audience for The Campaign will say it.
September 27, 2012
All sounds a bit dj vu. Didn't they make this in the late-'90s with Chris Farley and David Spade?
September 27, 2012
More of the non sequitur jokes and shouting on which [Ferrell] has built a lucrative and long-lasting career.
August 20, 2012
Despite the obviousness of its political points, the film has a scattershot, breezy appeal.
August 16, 2012
What these dog days of political campaigning needs is a good, sharp political satire. Alas, The Campaign is not that movie -- not even close.
August 13, 2012
Simply taken as a broad character comedy, "The Campaign" definitely has its moments.
August 10, 2012
Although it's way beyond credible, the film hits a few fat targets.
August 10, 2012
A bloated, half-baked movie.
August 10, 2012
It's way over the top, but then again, so are most modern political campaigns. Lots of funny s--- here.
August 10, 2012
[A] very raunchy and sometimes pretty funny comedy - which isn't above going for dumb jokes, but is also smart enough to play to its two stars' strengths.
August 10, 2012
This movie is single-handedly causing a major rise in our mirth deficit. It's so bad, I'm declaring a laugh emergency.
August 10, 2012
It's an average Will Ferrell comedy, nothing more.
August 10, 2012
This big, broad, laugh-out-loud farce isn't in the business of deep swipes or sharp insights. Its main message is that politics pretty much makes fun of itself.
August 10, 2012
The movie has political savvy as well as comedic chops.
August 10, 2012
Prefers silly, outre jokes and sight gags to a truly penetrating critique of partisan politics that has gone hopelessly off the rails.
August 9, 2012
Raucous in its send-ups of the moral, financial and sexual peccadilloes of the common political animal.
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