The Campaign Synopsis
Two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Perhaps the best thing about the film is that it doesn't let those other players in the political process off the hook: the voters.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The resultant spoofery is nonpartisan, or at least vague - we never learn which of these flesh-pressing idiots is the Republican and which...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The jokes never go deep, the toothless bites at the system leave no marks. It's only the wild-card energy of Ferrell and Galifianakis that...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
"It's a mess" is the campaign slogan of Marty Huggins, played by Galifianakis. He's referring to the state of government. But he might as...
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Ferrell and Galifianakis both do what they've proven they can do so well in the past, while McDermott, clad in all black, is surprisingly...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Like the politicians it skewers, it knows the real winner is the stupidity, stupid.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Relying on improv-y riffing and watch-them-coming-from-down-the-block-and-around-the-corner sight gags, The Campaign is intermittently...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's just another happily idiotic Will Ferrell comedy, ably directed by Jay Roach ("Meet the Parents," "Dinner for Schmucks") and tossing...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While leads Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are amusingly on point as a pair of mud-slinging contenders for Congress, the platform is a...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Instead of biting wit, though, the movie settles for sketch humor, standard-brand raunch and toothless slapstick that trivializes...
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Campaign review

By k-cross
We thought this film was very funny and we would recommend it to others. Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis are a real hoot in this movie; although I wouldn't recommend you take kids under 17. Some...


By vjcvinny3
I did not expect much from this movie except some jokes and a couple laughs. The movie ending up being hilarious and the plot was also decent. The movie kept you guessing and even touched a little...

Truly Hilarious!

By guitarplaya2000
Will Ferrell did it again! His odd-ball, bumbling, clueless sense of humor was in full form. Who ever casted Zach Galifinakis in the film is just pure icing on the cake. Galifinakis' the odd,...

Extremely Funny and a Great Statement about our Politics today

By twirch
The movie was hysterically funny. I love Zach and Will. They're super funny. Unfortunately, I think the statement about how our politics is now bought and sold by billionaires and the dirtiest...

The Campaign

By kevburnz
If you want to just chill out, not take a movie seriously and laugh a lot then go see this movie. If you thought Elf, Wedding Crashers, Ron Burgundy or Taladega Nights were immature, silly, waste of...

A nice warm-up for the upcoming presidential elections

By pedsarq
Dirty politics taken to the next level of sleaze make this funny movie timely and highly entertaining. This movie is not ground-breaking in any way; instead, it is satisfied to go through the...

Important Message Clothed in Laughs

By ahm
I am a bit of a political junkie - but I loved this! Yes, there's some immature sexual innuendo/content, which wasn't absolutely necessary - but the scenario was plausible, in the era after Citizens...

A drop in the bucket in calling out the buying off of America...

By nurseypie2005
Glad to see a movie that at least touches on America's malignancy that allows greed to take over the election process. Comedic wise, it was humorous, but not the usual stomach grabbing, can't stop...

Intelligent, Pratfall, Gross-out, Over-The-Top Hilarious And Then Some.

By Alon Patterson
It would seem this movie is playing to mixed audience reviews but for my two cents worth, I found it incredibly smart and funny. I began laughing less than a minute in and except for a brief spot...

not that funny, not as good as expected

By nng
This movie was just 'ok' - it wasn't extremely funny in a way that makes you laugh like anything--there was humor throughout the movie, but most of it just wasn't that great. I found myself just kind...

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Rated R | For Crude Sexual Content, Brief Nudity and Language
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