83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The fun of Role Models is that it's a high-concept movie executed with speed and finesse and the kind of brusquely tossed-off obscene banter that can get you laughing before you know what hit you.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Role Models isn't a classic like "Superbad" or as hilarious as this summer's "Step Brothers," but it's excellent fun for males in the mental age bracket of 14 to 22, which is most males.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The casting is the key to the success of this absolutely hilarious crowd-pleaser.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's pretty formulaic stuff, and earns its R rating with profanity and unapologetically gratuitous female nudity, but somehow has a winning knuckleheaded charm.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Any movie that shows its heroes firing up a joint between stints as high-school anti-drug crusaders is true to its black little heart.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The kind of comedy where funny people say funny things in funny situations, not the kind of comedy that whacks you with manic shocks to force an audible Pavlovian response.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Misfits and misanthropes are the heroes of Role Models, a surprisingly clever comedy.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A funny and twisted movie from beginning to end, closing with an emotional payoff.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sometimes a shamelessly stoopid, proudly profane R-rated comedy is all you want out of life. Role Models more than fills the bill. It's killer funny.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Rudd and Scott hail from different universes of movie comedy, but manage together here just fine, particularly since each takes a different path.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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