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The Campaign Review

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3.5

Dave White Profile

Idiocracy arrived earlier than expected. Read full review

3.0

Grae Drake Profile

Just shy of a landslide. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    50

    out of 100

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

  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael 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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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia 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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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen 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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