Rival politicians get into a tussle.
" The movie has political savvy as well as comedic chops. "
" What these dog days of political campaigning needs is a good, sharp political satire. Alas, The Campaign is not that movie -- not even close. "
" Despite the obviousness of its political points, the film has a scattershot, breezy appeal. "
" Prefers silly, outre jokes and sight gags to a truly penetrating critique of partisan politics that has gone hopelessly off the rails. "
" Maybe the surreal realities of the current campaign really are beyond satire, ridicule, parody or ready comprehension, but this ultimately puerile gagfest has little reach and less grasp. "
" Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis trade barbs and sling mud, but the humor is inconsistent and the political satire lacks bite. "
" This big, broad, laugh-out-loud farce isn't in the business of deep swipes or sharp insights. Its main message is that politics pretty much makes fun of itself. "
" Raucous in its send-ups of the moral, financial and sexual peccadilloes of the common political animal. "
" Simply taken as a broad character comedy, "The Campaign" definitely has its moments. "
" The experience of watching the film can be vertiginous: You toggle between the tiny and the infinite, between eternity and the real time of the recent past. "
" It's an average Will Ferrell comedy, nothing more. "
" It's way over the top, but then again, so are most modern political campaigns. Lots of funny s--- here. "
" This cynical and funny film hits more often than it misses. "
" Often brings the laughs, but the movie's ultimate timidity over possibly vexing viewers of any political stripe renders the whole project somewhat sterile. "
" This movie is single-handedly causing a major rise in our mirth deficit. It's so bad, I'm declaring a laugh emergency. "
" [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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