Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Campaign Reviews

3.0

50

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Perhaps the best thing about the film is that it doesn't let those other players in the political process off the hook: the voters.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    "It's a mess" is the campaign slogan of Marty Huggins, played by Galifianakis. He's referring to the state of government. But he might as well be describing the movie in which he co-stars.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterMichael Rechtshaffen

    While leads Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are amusingly on point as a pair of mud-slinging contenders for Congress, the platform is a wobbly political satire that flip-flops chaotically between clever and crass, never finding a sturdy comedic footing.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Instead of biting wit, though, the movie settles for sketch humor, standard-brand raunch and toothless slapstick that trivializes everything it touches.

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