In this satirical comedy, a hotly contested high school election becomes a metaphor for the current state of American politics. Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) is a popular and well-respected instr... read more
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Release Date: May 3, 1999
DVD Release Date: October 19, 1999
Stats: 2,935 reviews
Flixster Reviews (2,935)
September 3, 2012
*Sigh* If only more high school films could be of the same quality as this. Calling it a "high school" film though, is a litle tricky, as that terms seems to have some unfavorable connotations around it. I use it because it is set at a high school, and involves students and teach...
July 11, 2012
April 14, 2012
Definitely one of Reese Witherspoon's best roles. She is perfect for the part of overachiever, Tracey Flick. I have to admit to a certain fondness for Tracey. I have seen this movie many times over the years, and though all I have seen it with find her awful, I have always seen h...
December 4, 2011
'Election'. Darkly funny and a witty high school comedy not like the norm. Reese Witherspoon is wonderful, as a ruthless, annoyingly cheerful high school go-getter out to win the top prize of them all. And then there's poor Matthew Broderick, the bumbling, but loved teacher, whos...
October 13, 2011
Election is a fairly good comedy with a good cast of actors. Now, let me get this out of the way, I'm not the biggest fan of Matthew Broderick, but when he does something good, I'll give him credit, and he is able to make a good film. Election is good little teen comedy with plen...
June 23, 2011
Really didn't enjoy this movie despite me thinking that Reese WItherspoon would shine which in all fairness she did, but this film didn't.
June 19, 2011
What's the difference between ethics and morals? Is there a difference? Finally a high school comedy with the huevos to ask the hard questions! Broderick is sufficient to the task but Witherspoon is bottled lightning in this walk on the dark side.
May 11, 2011
It has its moments but it's nothing to write home about. Is that a phrase? Full review later.
April 24, 2011
An ok black comedy/drama. It has a good cast and has some funny moments, not quite sure why it was so hyped though?
April 4, 2011
A pitch-perfect american comedy. Hilarious, clever, dark and disturbing. A true original.
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