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Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 54 out of 58
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  3. Negative: 4 out of 58

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  1. Feb 7, 2014
    Acerbic humor and subtly brilliant performances highlight Alexander Payne's "Election," a brilliantly dark film with mirthfully unlikable characters and some playfully indelible imagery.
  2. Jun 7, 2013
    Having been involved in a scandal resulting in a high school teacher losing his job and family Tracy Flick (Witherspoon) is determined to win the election for student-body president. When her teacher, Mr. McAllister (Broderick), realises he may be forced to spend the next year working closely with a girl he can't stand he convinces the popular, but not particularly bright, Paul Meltzer to run against her.

    A satirical comedy of the American electoral process Election has a dark sense of humor throughout with much of the comedy arising from the gradual unraveling of Mr. McAllister's life and it is largely thanks its more subtle nature that it managers to differentiate itself from the endless string of high-school movies of the late nineties. Resisting the temptation to utilise the usual cliched high school characters Election fully explores the motivations of each of the, very well cast, main characters with Reece Witherspoon in particular playing her role to perfection. As relevant now as it was when released Election would make an excellent addition to any movie collection.
  3. Jun 4, 2013
    Excelente pelicula de comedia, con una buena historia y un buen guion.Es una pelicula divertida, graciosa e hilarante.Esta pelicula es para verla en familia.
  4. Feb 19, 2012
    This movie is so great and unique! I am not particularly fond of Matthew Broderick, and he is really detestable in this movie, but he plays a douche bag to perfection. Reese Witherspoon is also on point. Seriously, this movie is an unusual treat. I can't really compare it to anything else I have seen.
  5. Aug 23, 2010
    Rigged: Routines and Dreams in Alexander Payneâ

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 90
    Election is a bracingly intelligent adult comedy that shrewdly captures adolescence.
  2. The screenplay by Payne and Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, sees the lives of these suburban students and teachers through a prism of absurdity that refracts more truth than any straightforward telling.
  3. 100
    The satire of the season, a hilarious, razor-sharp indictment of the American Dream.