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Danny and Wheeler trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad. Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with his every neurotic impulse to guide Augie through the trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his girlfriend has only sarcasm to offer a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play. Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rudd and Scott aren't stretching any new muscles, but Rudd's glum disaffection and Scott's bozo bonhomie do gel with a satisfying stickiness. They handle the gaping innuendo with such delicacy we know that they know they're better than this."
‑ Tom Charity,
"Rudd, who co-wrote the script with director David Wain (among others), clearly learned a few things working on Judd Apatow comedies."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"If there's any justice, Role Models will see Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott propelled to the status of comedy Gods."
‑ Ali Gray,
"This is an obviously contrived plot, but the script, co-written by Rudd, director David Wain, support actor Ken Marino and writer Tim Dowling, is packed with great jokes..."
‑ Paul Gallagher, Future Movies UK
"A light but heartily funny diversion, best served with a raucous audience who appreciate a masterful KISS joke when they see one."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Dark Horizons
"Role Models could have been another formulaic comedy, fresh off the assembly line. Instead, the work of Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott here is worthy of praise and one of the funnier films this year."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"Role Models follows a well-worn path, but thanks to a sure-footed cast and crew, it doesn't just go through the motions."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Two boyish mentors bond with their charges in a swift comedy that lampoons Big Brother programs and the world of live-action role-play."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"Role Models plays loose and easy, but not to the point of being lazy."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"A typically underwhelming post-Apatow comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"'Role Models' isn't trying to reinvent the wheel, just polish it up a little. What emerges is a memorable slice of modern slapstick, with charm to spare and just a touch of soul."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"I really had a lot of fun."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Role Models is Rudd's first screenplay credit, and to that all we can say is, what on earth took so long?"
‑ David Medsker,
"A formulaic movie can be lifted out of its built-in rut by making it look like it invented the formula. Almost everything works here."
‑ Dave White,
"There's a constant sarcastic rapport between Rudd and Scott right from the get-go that makes the wholly expected plot developments easier to stomach."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
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