Recess: School's Out
Recess: School's Out (2001)

Based on the popular animated children's program Disney's Recess, this full-length film focuses on the end of a school year, where young pupil T.J. Detweiler is looking ahead to having a wild, fun-packed summer vacation. T.J.… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 7, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
61%
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User Score
55%



Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though basically a TV cartoon stretched out to movie-length, Recess has enough successful jokes and smart writing to make it a worthwhile view.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Its well characterised comedy of playground manners and teasing social awareness rings confidently through.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

About as exciting as a lunchbox full of carrot sticks.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Simply a TV episode blown up for the big screen.

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Christine Dolen
Miami Herald

Whimsical, engaging.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Passably speedy on the level of other TV retreads that seem miscast on the big screen.

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Chris Gore
Film Threat

It has my favorite characters and it's kind of like a mystery.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Refreshingly subversive.

Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

It's fun, it's kind of somber and it succeeds in making you think about how you might be squandering middle age.

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Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

The film never gets too far beyond disposable youth fare, best consumed like mouthfuls of sugary cereal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
erika bruhns
This is better than the tv show.
Juan Charqueno
absolutly original. a terrific big screen film to a terrific t.v. show! the jokes are funny and the film is too close to it's creators. fun for kids and… More
Dillon Lupky
An extended episode with a rediculous plot that will have the kids laughing and the adults sleeping.
Christopher Haskell
How can you not love Recess? Especially with it off the air now, this movie was great to relive one of the greatest and well done cartoons ever made. Hopefully… More
Jackson Walsh
While it is formulaic when stacked up to its television show counterpart, School's Out provides an ambitious plot line noted with a strong antagonist… More
Andrew Fillmore
It's okay... the TV show is tons better. But the songs are cool, notably "Dancin' in the Street."