(DVD - 1999)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Tracy Flick (Witherspoon), a straight-A go-getter is determined to be president of Carver High's student body. Popular teacher Jim McAllister (Broderick) decides to derail Tracy's obsessive overachieving by recruiting an opposition candidate. Mr. M. never imagines that stopping Tracy is like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube.


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Feb 11, 2015
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not as clever or satiric as it thinks it is.

Dec 01, 2014
  • VRMurphy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A nicely subversive slice of life. Very well-written and the cast plays it straight, a little over the line either way and it would be fluff or trash.

Oct 11, 2013
  • TheEqualizer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Watching this film with those working in high schools, we all just shook our heads and said, "Yeah, I can see this happening." A great script, talented cast, and imaginative directorial touches throughout. For a guy due for a mid-life crisis, this movie will be a corrective; for an ambitious female teen, this movie will be a corruptor.

Sep 10, 2012
  • HilarySquires rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this movie overall, but the language and sexual references were a bit much.

Feb 26, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

joseph-- you'll be happy to know that "Election" got several nominations & won Best Feature at The Independent Spirit Awards for 1999.

Jan 02, 2010
  • AlexMLW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Overflowing with razor-sharp wit and biting dialogue, Election is a delightfully twisted comedy that is heightened by Reese Witherspoon's pitch-perfect performance as the silently crazed Tracy Flick.

Jul 10, 2009
  • joseph rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Must See - Election (1999) 103 min. This is an incredible film demonstrating the art of direction and pacing. Every scene is choreographed to elicit a response from the viewer. Matthew Broderick's character is probably one of the best on film. He's the proverbial loser in every way who gets himself in deeper and deeper trouble. Reese Witherspoon, as the over-achieving student, is excitedly perfect. The film only received an Adapted Screenplay nomination at the 2000 Oscars; I think it should've gotten much more. Great picture.

Jul 07, 2009
  • Michael rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You say tomatoe... I say tomato...
And, Rotten Tomatoes - a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of movies - gives "Election" a 93% on its Tomatometer - a percentage indicator of positive reviews from accredited film critics.
This is a tight (some might say "up-tight") critically and commercially acclaimed comedy that became a cult classic once word of mouth got out at how biting it was at desecrating stereotypes associated with teenage years, and politics.
As for Reece Witherspoon's performance as High School overachiever Tracy Flick - her acting was ranked at #45 on the list of the 100 Greatest Film Performances of All Time by Premiere Magazine - a U.S. New York based on-line and print publication dealing with film.
"Election" makes a satirical statement on both the politics of the day and suburban high school life - using an election for high school student council president, as metaphor.
If you don't get that... then, yeah... I guess it can appear like - not a comedy!

Jun 26, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I found this to be a relatively dry, boring, and tedious movie. Reese Witherspoon made this movie just above horrible with her pretentious yet heartfelt portrayal of a go-getter.


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Jun 26, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jun 26, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jun 26, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jan 17, 2013
  • laustcawz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tammy Metzler campaign speech: "Who cares about this stupid election??? We all know it doesn't matter who gets elected President of Carver. Do you really think it's gonna change anything around here--make one single person smarter, or happier, or nicer?? The only person it does matter to is the one who gets elected. The same pathetic charade happens every year & everyone makes the same pathetic promises, just so they can put it on their transcripts to get into college. So vote for me, 'cause I don't even want to go to college... & I don't care; & as President, I won't do anything. The only promise I will make is that, if elected, I will immediately dismantle the student government system, so that none of us will ever have to sit through one of these stupid assemblies again!!!!! ...or don't vote for me--who cares??!! Don't vote at all!!!!!" (massive applause & cheering for Tammy)


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