Written July 01, 2016
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 time, etc. then you're clearly not a fun person to be around and I suggest you skip this movie for fear it may make your head explode.
Written January 17, 2017
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 motions of the typical mud-slinging that goes on during an election and runs with it in true comedic fashion.. Thankfully, that's enough to make this movie entertaining, if not original.
Written December 09, 2016
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 United...
Farrel did a terrific job, and Zack G was better than I had ever seen him.
There wasn't much effort made to hide the parallels to the current state of American politics, but that might help some people figure it out.
Written October 21, 2016
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 laughing product that the wonderful Will Ferrell usually delivers. However, the topic makes the movie worth seeing, and Ferrell still showcases what a talent he is.
Written August 29, 2015
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 here and there, the comedy maintained its momentum throughout the feature. There is simply so much comedic talent on this screen that it's nearly impossible to imagine it not being funny. It does take a little intelligence and maturity to get some of the political subtext, otherwise, it's spot on humor to anyone in the mood to laugh. I highly advise caution for sensitive parents with older teens, as it does bear a bit of the contemporary raunchiness now present in adult on-screen comedy. See it though. It's worth the ticket price and you won't leave disappointed because if you can't find something funny here, you're either deaf and blind, or you're already dead.