The Campaign
The Campaign (2012)

When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man:… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2012
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its crude brand of political satire isn't quite as smart or sharp as one might hope in an election year, but The Campaign manages to generate a sufficient number of laughs thanks to its well-matched leads.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Despite the obviousness of its political points, the film has a scattershot, breezy appeal.

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Richard Roeper

It's way over the top, but then again, so are most modern political campaigns. Lots of funny s--- here.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

At 85 minutes this might be one of the shortest election campaigns around, but with a cast that's on-fire and the humour inappropriate and irreverent, it's surely one of the funniest.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

What these dog days of political campaigning needs is a good, sharp political satire. Alas, The Campaign is not that movie -- not even close.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

[A] very raunchy and sometimes pretty funny comedy - which isn't above going for dumb jokes, but is also smart enough to play to its two stars' strengths.

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J. Olson

The leads do fine work, but the screenplay bizarrely reduces Ferrell to straight man for much of the film.

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Andrew O'Hehir

Simply taken as a broad character comedy, "The Campaign" definitely has its moments.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

This movie is single-handedly causing a major rise in our mirth deficit. It's so bad, I'm declaring a laugh emergency.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

It's the most infuriating kind of comedy, one that keeps flirting with sharp ideas, only to retreat into barn-door-broad buffoonery.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
A few funny moments, but in light of all the Trump stuff, pretty accurate viewing, even though it was made prior to all this and I am just late watching it.… More
Daniel Perry
Not Ferrell's best turn, but he's done much worse. And Zach Galifianakis isn't doing much you haven't seen before, rolling his Seth… More
Dan Schultz
An average satire of the cancerous political platform known as the campaign for public office, with two of the most powerful comedic titans of the industry… More
KJ Proulx
"The Campaign" is the epitome of every single one of these actors selling out. Brady and Huggins are battling it out and doing whatever it takes to… More
Al S
A real riot. This movie gets my vote. A raunchy, wild and hilarious comedy. Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell are comedy gold together. A super funny satire… More
Cynthia S.
Well, just as silly as I expected. Not as memorable as some of Ferrell's movies, but enjoyable enough..