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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Uproarious and unexpectedly biting. show more

  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    It would require a near-lethal injection of nitrous oxide to induce laughter. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    School for Scoundrels will only leave you scratching your head in bewilderment and might possibly shave off IQ points. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Despite the appeal of cobra-eyed Thornton and bunny-nosed Heder, Scoundrels trips early, and often. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 50
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    An inert and muddled mash-up of romantic comedy and theater of stupid cruelty. show more

  • 50
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    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). show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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. show more

  • 50
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Thornton and Heder perform at about half their maximum wattage, which isn't enough to power the inert script. show more

  • 38
    Chicago Tribune

    This ultimately disappointing comedy starts reasonably strong, delivers a few good laughs, then rolls over and plays dead. show more

  • March 23, 2011 Captn1d
    Report This User

    I love it when the underdog gets his day.

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