Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: It’s a sly, timely, spot-on political satire — in a sniggering dick-joke comedy’s clothing.
  • Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: Ferrell and Galifianakis are entertaining enough to make a phone book reading moderately diverting, but this film definitely falls short of their pairing’s high potential.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A slam-bang out-of-the-box comedy probing the sorry state of politics in contemporary America.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: As a comedy, “The Campaign” works because it has no shame. Things escalate in the election race to places I didn’t think the movie would go. It doesn’t shy away from politically incorrect humor, and it pushes the envelope of what an otherwise somewhat likeable character would do.
  • Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor
  • Bill Clark @ FromTheBalcony.com
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It could have and should have been sharper, too often going for the base humor that passes for comedy these days, but while the movie doesn’t get into any issues, it does deliver a few direct hits on back room shenanigans.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: “The Campaign” at least doesn’t make the all-too common mistake of putting all the best jokes in the trailer. It’s a bit of a mess, but it is funny and you’ll probably laugh. You may wish you’d laughed harder.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: It’s not a subtle dissection of the subject, but then again, that train left the station in the real world long ago.
  • Kimberly Gadette @ doddle
    • Excerpt: The Campaign attempts to simultaneously appeal to fans of both the highbrow and the low. In effect, running its own contest between the slapstick versus the sly. And wins … half the time.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Stupidly vulgar, mildly amusing yet uneven “Saturday Night Live” skit that goes on too long.
  • [New – 12/6] | Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Jesse Hassenger @ The L Magazine
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Bitter, brutal, and — unfortunately for the hopes and dreams of the American people — very very pointedly funny.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Matt Looker @ TheShiznit.co.uk
    • Excerpt: The curly-haired manchild is back! And this time there’s added The Funny One From The Hangover so this has to be the funniest comedy ever, right? Or at least the most low-brow. Hmm… or maybe just something in between those two? Yes, that’s it. That’s exactly what we have here.
  • Joe Lozito @ Big Picture Big Sound
    • Excerpt: The comedic one-upmanship between Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis results in a raunchy political comedy that’s also insightful almost in spite of itself.
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: ‘The Campaign’ itself is political satire that concentrates less on story, characters and insight than in carpet bombing the audience with outrageous, vulgar gags.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Smart, scathing, and wildly, wildly funny.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: The Campaign is full-tilt absurdist comedy with no limit to its ridiculousness, and while it doesn’t touch the masterpiece level of Anchorman, it’s pretty damn funny…and shockingly, pretty damn insightful.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: The Campaign is full-tilt absurdist comedy with no limit to its ridiculousness, and while it doesn’t touch the masterpiece level of Anchorman, it’s pretty damn funny…and shockingly, pretty damn insightful.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • John J. Puccio @ Movie Metropolis
    • Excerpt: If it’s sophistication you’re looking for, forget it. This one’s strictly for low laughs, at which it succeeds nicely.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: The Campaign is well worth the ticket price. The laugh ratio is strong enough, it doesn’t matter if the big picture stuff doesn’t have the necessary juice. It’s also a comedy where the best material isn’t in the trailers.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: I’ll be damned if this movie didn’t sneak up as sharp political satire…a comedy that actually has a sense of purpose.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis commit funny political mayhem in this outrageous comedy.
  • Phil Villarreal @ OKMagazine.com
  • Bill Weber @ Slant
  • Ed Whitfield @ The Ooh Tray