School for Scoundrels
School for Scoundrels (2006)

Roger is a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self-esteem. In order to overcome his feelings of inadequacy, Roger enrolls in a top-secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr. P.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 23, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: School for Scoundrels squanders its talented cast with a formulaic, unfocused attempt at a romantic comedy that's neither romantic nor funny.

Anna Smith
Time Out

It's the stuff of simple comedy, but as frat-flicks go it's a return to form for director Todd Phillips.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

It feels as if director Phillips was scrounging desperately for morsels with comic potential and came up empty-handed.

Joshua Starnes

School for Scoundrels has some solid opportunities for real dark comedy, but blows most of them for maudlin romantic-comedy tripe, and the ones it does go for it never takes far enough.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Things get increasingly dopey in the final act, leading to an incredibly stupid ending, but I have to admit I laughed just enough to recommend School for Scoundrels.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

School for Scoundrels is an exercise in advanced comedic embalming.

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Dismal comedy about nerds trying to be cool.

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Dallas Morning News

You want it to be over long before the needless epilogue that fills you in on how all these freaks turned out.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

While the film is demeaned by sight gags aimed at teenage boys, it has a smart center and delightful performances from Heder and Thornton.

JoBlo's Movie Emporium

School for Losers would have made a lot more sense.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
A interesting cast, but without a good screenplay the result just could be an unfunny romantic comedy. Rotten.
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Alex roy
Todd Philips is pretty hit and miss as a director, he scored big with The Hangover, however with this remake, and he fails to bring something really funny to… More
Dead Angel
This movie was kinda funny. i didn't like the swirly thing, that was gross. Roger (Jon Heder) acted really well (although his lack of self-esteem made him… More
Lady D'arbanville
Yep, I just can't get enough of Billy-Bob. The story was the completely reverse of what I thought it was going to be, which turned out to be a funnier… More
KJ Proulx
Still lacks story, but definately a better thornton film than woodcock!