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Based on 41 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Even education can't kill the demon of fun in Black. Enroll in his class and you won't stop laughing. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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 genuine affection for the youngsters he's bamboozling. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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 pedagogue in a private school. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's one of the great have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too performances of the year. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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 tailored opportunity to play against one's broadest impulses. Not to neutralize them, necessarily, but to tame them and turn them into something very human and charming. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film hits another comic mother lode in the byplay between Black and Cusack. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    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 Black, who gives the performance of his career as a character who might have seemed merely coarse and crude in less gifted hands. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If quirky, independent, grown-up outsider filmmakers set out to make a family movie, this is the kind of movie they would make. And they did. show more

  • 88
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    The movie is the cinematic equivalent of a near-perfect three-minute pop song. It makes you laugh, smile and tap your toes over a brisk 88 minutes, and when it's finished, you're ready to hit repeat. show more

  • October 01, 2008 farah9010
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    #2 is comming out!!! yay!!!

  • July 05, 2008 Ricky
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    This movie contains a great mixture of humor and seriousness. Humor when it is needed; serious when needed. All in all, great movie and great in showing more of Jack Black's true character: A rocker.

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