School of Rock
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The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"School of Rock made me laugh harder than any movie I've seen this year."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"School of Rock is uncut bliss."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"It's great fun. It's like one of those inspirational sports movies where you want to stand up and cheer at the end."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Not only will your kids love this movie, but, hey, they'll learn what real music is."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The film that rocks your prep-school socks off."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"A cathartic class comedy for kids of all sizes, it's Bugsy Malone in rock pomp, Slacker meets Spy Kids."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Hail! Hail! Jack Black: He's the clown king of rock & roll."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Standout Jack Black in nerd-becomes-cool comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It's another case of independent film artists beating Hollywood at its own game."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The best comedy to come around in years."
‑ Jason Zingale,
"It would be a shame if only kids went to see this film. Adults who can still plug in to their inner rocker, if only to play air guitar, will love it, too."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"[A] great big ball of entertainment ..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Jack Black is a one-man rock 'n roll powerhouse in this infectious musical comedy directed by Gen X wunderkind Richard Linklater..."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"As Dewey Finn, Mr. Black gets to capitalize on everything he does best -- basically being Jack Black. And loudly."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"One of the best comedies in years...the film never sells out to itself."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
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