Role Models
Role Models (2008)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 7, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Role Models is a frequently crude, always funny comedy with the cast providing solid work throughout.

Tom Charity

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.

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Rafer Guzman

Rudd, who co-wrote the script with director David Wain (among others), clearly learned a few things working on Judd Apatow comedies.

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Ali Gray

If there's any justice, Role Models will see Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott propelled to the status of comedy Gods.

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Laremy Legel

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.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Role Models follows a well-worn path, but thanks to a sure-footed cast and crew, it doesn't just go through the motions.

Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

Two boyish mentors bond with their charges in a swift comedy that lampoons Big Brother programs and the world of live-action role-play.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

'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.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I really had a lot of fun.

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David Medsker

Role Models is Rudd's first screenplay credit, and to that all we can say is, what on earth took so long?

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Too much fun! Two men-children become big brothers to a fantasy geek and a foul-mouthed delinquent, and heartwarming hilarity ensues. The inside look at the… More
Red Lats
Other than I have never liked the character Stifler whom Seann Scott plays in this movie (although he's called Wheeler here), the movie is pretty good.… More
Nicki Marie
I can't imagine why I originally gave this 4 stars. It is pretty average.
Lucas Martins
Crude and sweet, Role Models is a very good modern American comedy, that works very well, not just for the nice screenplay (that looks have Apatow style), but… More
Eugene Bernabe
Sean William Scott and Paul Rudd come together and produce a comical-bromantic-based story. With their costars shining as bright as the main stars, the film… More
Directors Cat
Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott get a chance to prove themselves as great comedians in a starring role for Role Models. One of the funniest comedies of 2008.… More