A poignant moment occurs in Election when a young boy sees his father brutally beat another mobster to death.
Ty BurrBoston Globe
Mostly Election tracks the shifting of power among men for whom power is all that matters, no matter how much lip service they pay to loyalty. The final sequence is a shocker but it's also completely logical.
Some general viewers may feel let down by the relatively scant action.
Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter
A repellent movie filled with gratuitous violence, Election is bound to find an appreciative audience among those who like their cinematic criminals noisy, stupid and deadly.