• Released
  • August 10, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Comedy
  • 2,930 Fan Ratings
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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75

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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63

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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63

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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60

Movieline

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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60

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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50

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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50

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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50

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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20

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