The School of Rock Synopsis
Desperate for money, a guitarist poses as a teacher for students who play in a school band.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This joyous farce is a big, big deal, and Jack Black is nothing less than majestic as a scruffy, irreverent rocker passing himself off as a...
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
First and foremost a very funny film, and a very pleasant one that doesn't really have a villain. Credit for its hilarity goes largely to...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

All Black, all the time, and could easily have been an exhausting mess. But the movie is coherent, hilarious and surprisingly sweet.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The School of Rock was made by gifted veterans of the American indie scene, but it's still the most unlikely great movie of the year.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
School of Rock may be to Black what "The Nutty Professor" was to Jerry Lewis, or "Groundhog Day" was to Bill Murray - that rare, perfectly...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Utterly adorable.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It plays even more like a bent version of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" for the new millennium. Slinging a line of bull but displaying...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film hits another comic mother lode in the byplay between Black and Cusack.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Even education can't kill the demon of fun in Black. Enroll in his class and you won't stop laughing.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's one of the great have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too performances of the year.
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EPIC

By supertroup
An epic, funny movie! . . . Nothing more to say....

MOVIE OF ROCKKKK!!!!

By andrewkahn
This is movie is amazing and is incredibly funny. Jack Black is so freaking funny in this movie. All of the kids in the movie are amazing actors/actresses and are amazingly talented. Jack Black is...

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This is sweet

By rugbyboi5741
Best movie i have seen by far!!!!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Rude Humor and Some Drug References
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
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