Role Models Synopsis
Two wild guys (Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott) become mentors to two impressionable youths.
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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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Foul-mouthed but enjoyable

By RandytheMovieFan
As a parent, I am troubled to see young kids being used to get laughs by spouting filthy language. As a fairly typical male, though, I get over it pretty quickly. In the case of "Role Models",...

Five Word Review

By redyeah
So hilarious great comic casting...

Funny, but cursing is excessive

By mandamphetamine
Good story, great actors, but overly sexual and too much cursing. I would have liked it more if there had been half the curse words, but I still loved it. Definitely a good movie if you love to...

ROLE MODELS - GRADE: B

By MOVIES REVIEWER
The advance press screening audience laughed and laughed and laughed so much at the hilarious antics of the cast in this unpretentious affable comedy. I was apprehensive and was not expecting much...

GREAT COMEDY..DID CRINGE A BIT WHEN THE KID CURSED BUT...

By willid
IF YOU LIKED SUPER BAD, 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN..YOU WILL REALLY ENJOY THIS.. PAUL RUDD IS AWESOME AS USUAL WITH HIS SMART ***STYLE COMEDY..THIS MOVIE WAS FUNNY FROM START TO FINISH AND THE STORY WASNT...

Good

By aha82
I saw this in a free screening and it was better than expected. Watch out for that little kid, he's the funniest guy in the movie....

very funny

By twisted_pain111
i know many people will get offended from all the cursing , specially from the kids cursing, but over all this movie was very very funny. almost as funny as knocked up or 40 y/o virgin. very well...

Ugh ..

By CHElZakaMOViEFREAk
I hated it .. definately a guy movie . funny at times but only guys would think this was hilarious ....

Role Models

By NatHagan062308
OMG...This movie was hilarious from beginning to end. AS SOON AS THE FILM Began, i was laughing. SO a MUST SEE. Nice to see how well these actors with different backgrounds meshed so well together....

Much Better than I Expected

By Dndd2000P
I wouldn't go so far to say it was the best movie of the year, but it was definitely the best comedy I've seen this year, and I could put this on my top five for this year overall. Very, very good...

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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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