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Year
1999
Runtime
103 min.
Director
Alexander Payne
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
52,122
Checks
11,362
Favs
630
Dislikes
92
Favs/checks
5.5% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. tommy_leazaq's avatar

    tommy_leazaq

    I'd have voted for Tammy 2 years 11 months ago
  2. Brantastic16's avatar

    Brantastic16

    Thoroughly enjoyable! 8 years ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Election (1999) is a dark comedy about a high school election gone awry, where karmic backlash goes back and forth as the guilty are punished for their misdeeds. But while smartly written, it doesn't feature the biting political satire you might expect from the premise. It's nevertheless about the difference between morals and ethics, a question asked early on that is only really answered in the climax. Told through various points of view, including a teacher's, the film gives a novelistic overview of the events, though I think it goes astray in the very long epilogue section, beating The Return of the King in terms of "why hasn't the movie ended yet?". It's too bad it drags its feet to the finish line, because it ran a great race before that. Still worth your time and attention. 2 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #287 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  2. This movie ranks #389 in Empire 500
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  3. This movie ranks #390 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #721 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  5. This movie ranks #967 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  6. This movie ranks #1098 in The Criterion Collection
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