75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Uproarious and unexpectedly biting.
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50

Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
In post-"Wedding Crashers" Hollywood, the entire exercise feels dated (just as the comedy's PG-13 rating -- this in spite of a recurring rape joke -- makes it feel neutered).
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
In the funniest and, coincidentally, most "Jackass"-like scene in Todd Phillips' School for Scoundrels, a planned game of paintball gets off to a bad start when the players begin shooting each other at point-blank range.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
An inert and muddled mash-up of romantic comedy and theater of stupid cruelty.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Despite the appeal of cobra-eyed Thornton and bunny-nosed Heder, Scoundrels trips early, and often.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A grim experience, with too little wit and humor to compensate for its faults, and the upbeat ending feels like a cheat. Thornton is good, but not worth the price of a ticket.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Director Todd Phillips tries for the kind of frat slaphappiness he applied so successfully to "Old School," but these boys are less scoundrels than individual salesmen for the brands of Heder and Thornton.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It achieves something previously thought impossible: It renders Billy Bob Thornton unfunny.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
It would require a near-lethal injection of nitrous oxide to induce laughter.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
School for Scoundrels will only leave you scratching your head in bewilderment and might possibly shave off IQ points.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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