School for Scoundrels Synopsis
A meter-reader enrolls in a confidence-building class to win the gal of his dreams.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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Been there seen that!

By KennyG
I want my time back! Boring and slow and rehasched theater....

Rolling on the floor

By trichter
I loved this movie a lot. There was not a moment that the entire theatre wasn't busting a gut at this whimsical comedy. Billy Bob Thorton and Jon Heder are perfect for the roles they play. I went...

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Rated PG-13 | For language, crude and sexual content, and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Dismal comedy about nerds trying to be cool.
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