Written August 26, 2012
Big disappointment. The movie has a good premise, but plot development is overshadowed by cursing and sexual references. I left the movie part way through it.
Written November 12, 2012
The Campaign was a much needed diversion from this super charged, super stressful election season. And now that November 6th is past, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief, 'The Campaign' was definitely there when I needed of a laugh. A little bit raunchier than I'd have liked, 'Campaign' had its funny bits. Of course there's no denying that Ferrell and Galifianakis are hilarious in their own right, but they played off of one another well enough not to steal too much of the spotlight. Pretty solid comedy from two veteran funny men.
Written August 18, 2012
It'd be hard not to get some laughs out of spoofing a modern political campaign, and this movie does...get some laughs, I mean. But, when you get right down to it, the current national presidential campaign and, even more, the Republican primary of the last few months, have been much funnier than this movie.
Question -- why is it that MSNBC political analysts always get to play themselves in these types of movies -- Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, etc.? Why can't Fox News people get their shot? Don't they have a sense of humor at Fox News? Not that I really want to see any of those people on the big screen -- I was just wondering.
Written August 18, 2012
This was a terrible, non-sensical movie. I'd say there were a handful of moments that I laughed. Otherwise there were lots of cheap laughs. Stay away unless you desperately need to go to a comedy movie.
Written May 05, 2015
The use of "slap-stick" or "Mono-dimensional" comedy was quite prominent in this flick. Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell repeatably display their comedic capacity throughout the entire movie, but a part of me was left unsatisfied. This might be because It is discernible that the funniest moments were featured in the trailers and even though the overall message divulged the prevalent maculation of politics, I feel that the film's inclination to use sexual themes as a comedic outlet soiled its candidacy to be elected as "The Funniest Movie of the Summer." I never really laugh at a sex scene. I chuckle to combat the awkward tension between me and my parent's, coworkers, etc. I know I am not the only one.