Paramount Pictures | Release Date: April 23, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 33 Critic Reviews
Positive:
30
Mixed:
3
Negative:
0
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Chicago TribuneMarc Caro
Entertaining but frustratingly uneven.
100
One of the funniest, shrewdest, smartest movies in recent memory.
90
Resonates with the fluorescent horror of real-life high school, something few movies about this generation have managed to successfully capture.
90
Wickedly funny, scathingly original new comedy.
90
Election is a bracingly intelligent adult comedy that shrewdly captures adolescence.
88
A terrific work of political and social satire set in a Nebraska high school that has the intelligence of (the less coherent) "Rushmore," while painting a much darker picture of politics and human relationships.
40
88
When it comes to eloquently telling it like it is, Election puts the nation's political pundits to shame.