School of Rock
School of Rock (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 2, 2004
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92%
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64%



Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Black's exuberant, gleeful performance turns School of Rock into a hilarious, rocking good time.

David Ansen
Newsweek

School of Rock made me laugh harder than any movie I've seen this year.

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David Edelstein
Slate

School of Rock is uncut bliss.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's great fun. It's like one of those inspirational sports movies where you want to stand up and cheer at the end.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

A cathartic class comedy for kids of all sizes, it's Bugsy Malone in rock pomp, Slacker meets Spy Kids.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Hail! Hail! Jack Black: He's the clown king of rock & roll.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Standout Jack Black in nerd-becomes-cool comedy.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[A] great big ball of entertainment ...

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Jack Black is a one-man rock 'n roll powerhouse in this infectious musical comedy directed by Gen X wunderkind Richard Linklater...

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Shankle
Great humor and rockin' story (had to do it, I'm sorry). Jack Black usually annoys me but that is not the case here. I feel like this was the film he… More
Jason Spencer
Funny
Eugene Bernabe
Richard Linklater's cult hard-rock comedy hits the right notes and plays louder than anything i've ever heard. Jack Black was the perfect symbolism of… More
Sanjay Rema
The whole movie is a bit of a cliche and not too funny, but can get entertaining at times. Breaking the fourth wall at the end of the movie doesn't help… More
Melvin White
Dewey Finn: Dude, I service society by rocking, OK? I'm out there on the front lines liberating people with my music!  "We don't need no… More
Lady D'arbanville
If you like Jack Black then you'll like this film.

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