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The Campaign

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

August 10, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jay Roach

Starring :

Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Baker, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott, Jason Sudeikis, Brian Cox, Josh Lawson, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Jack McBrayer, P.J. Byrne, Gary Grubbs

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 4

“..we get the political movies we deserve..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3 of 5

“..one of the funniest, most acid-tongued comedies of the year..”
by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News]
2.5 of 4

“..it's only the wild-card energy of Ferrell and Galifianakis that keeps you on the ticket..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..it runs out of steam early and then wheezes to an anticlimax..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]
Review rate : A-

“..in its ramped-up media-farce way, The Campaign leaves no satirical stone unturned..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
1.5 of 4

“..holds none of the shots for the right length of time. Is the idea of the bit amusing? Potentially, in a sadistic way, yes. The execution is just lame..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
4 of 5

“..good at being cynically smart about the horrors it's portraying, and gleefully vulgar and absurd about wringing laughs out of those horrors..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
“..before the 2012 presidential election has a chance to get really nasty, "The Campaign" vigorously swoops in to satirize how low things can go between a pair of rival congressional candidates..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
2.5 of 5

“..a good idea with no place to go..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..a flimsy political satire that too often mistakes bad taste for comic acuity..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : B-

“.."The Campaign" look much more like "Waiting for Guffman" or "Spinal Tap" than "Step Brothers" or "Talladega Nights"..”
by Laremy Legel [Film.com]
Reviewed by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]

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