• Released
  • November 7, 2008
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Comedy
  • 9,383 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Two wild guys (Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott) become mentors to two impressionable youths.

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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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

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

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...
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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

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...
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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...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Rudd and Scott hail from different universes of movie comedy, but manage together here just fine, particularly since each takes a different...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Furiously raunchy, occasionally bright and eventually benumbing comedy.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Where on the evolutionary scale of wacky-dudes-learn-to-grow-up movies does Role Models fall? Certainly less evolved than "Meatballs," but...
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Rated R | For crude and sexual content, strong language and nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Coarse adult comedy elicits some big laughs.
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