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: October 30, 2012
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
64%
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User Score
51%



Critic Score: 64% 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
Richard Roeper.com

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

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

You keep waiting for the movie to say something, to find that extra level of inspiration we've seen each of these two guys reach. Or at least to justify making a political comedy in the first place.

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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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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It is meticulously bipartisan in its ridicule, from the right's embrace of God and guns, to the left's disingenuous stance against fat cats and big money.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

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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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

The problem with situation comedy movies in general - and Will Ferrell vehicles such as The Campaign in particular - is that they usually fizzle out after the first 30 minutes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
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
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
Anthony Lawrie
When it comes to producing knowing and quite clever jokes about the Democrats and Republicans, The Campaign gets it right and is quite funny. Everything else is… More
Cynthia S.
Well, just as silly as I expected. Not as memorable as some of Ferrell's movies, but enjoyable enough..