75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's a lot of fun. Its spirit is genuine and, even with the odd vomit gag, fundamentally sweet.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
This familiar scenario works because of well-written and acted characters. The disciplined direction is by Peter Cattaneo, who tackled somewhat similar material in "The Full Monty" a decade ago.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Overcomes its essential familiarity thanks to a frequently witty script, grounded direction (by Peter Cattaneo, of "Full Monty" fame) and an engaging turn by its star that proves him more than capable of carrying a comedy feature.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A grubby little redemption comedy that in every way feels like a consignment-shop Jack Black vehicle.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Rocker can be amusingly dopey, with its "Spinal Tap"-ish lampooning of rock idioms - and idiots.
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60

Wall Street Journal

The Rocker has the requisite vomit, the view of some very unfortunate hind quarters and the suds. It's also got a vein of sweetness and charm.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

You want to like almost everyone in this film, but they're all undone by a weak script.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Wilson works overtime to hold Peter Cattaneo's flimsy comedy together.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The only brazen thing about the film is how shamelessly it rips off "School of Rock."
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
If you're a Rainn Wilson fan, catch a rerun of "The Office."
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53 out of 100
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