Old School (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Old School (2003)



Critic Consensus: While not consistently funny, the movie does have its moments.

Movie Info

A trio of twenty something buddies tries to recapture the outrageous, irrepressible fun of their college years by starting their own off-campus frat house. Mitch, Frank and Beanie have all reached a crossroads in their lives. They can choose to be responsible adults, with wives, families and steady jobs--or they can postpone adulthood in favor of the reckless abandon of frat house living with all the fun and none of the education. No contest.more
Rating: R (for some strong sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Court Crandall, Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 10, 2003
Box Office: $74.6M
DreamWorks SKG - Official Site


Luke Wilson
as Mitch Martin
Will Ferrell
as Frank `the Tank'
Jeremy Piven
as Dean Gordon Pritchar...
Elisha Cuthbert
as Darcy Goldberg
Seann William Scott
as Animal Caretaker
Sara Tanaka
as Megan Huang
Harve Presnell
as Mr. Springbrook
Dan Finnerty
as Wedding Singer
Ashley Jones
as Caterer
David Arana
as Dan Band
Todd Phillips
as Gang Bang Guy
Stuart Cornfeld
as Taxi Driver
David Moreland
as Convention Speaker
Rachel Winfree
as Archer's Wife
Jimi Englund
as Dan Band
Kristina Hughes
as Naked Woman
Sara Bryan
as Amanda
Noel Gugliemi
as Student No. 1
Robert Baker
as Student No. 2
Bob Lazar
as Marissa's Dad
Arthur Taxier
as Professor
Warren G.
as Himself
Jerod Mixon
as Weensie
David Hughes
as Dan Band
Snoop Dogg
as Himself
Raymond Ma
as Mr. Ma
Jesse Heiman
as Budnick
Gene Reed
as Dan Band
Marc Thaldorf
as Dan Band
Andy Dick
as Oral Sex Instructor
Noel Guglielmi
as Student #1
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Critic Reviews for Old School

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (36)

Director Phillips confesses to frat membership in his youth, and even made a documentary on the subject. So why is this not funnier or more outrageous?

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Only fitfully funny, except when Ferrell is onscreen -- then you won't stop laughing.

March 7, 2005
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Very politically incorrect; funny for many adults.

Full Review… | December 26, 2010
Common Sense Media

Flawed, cliché, contrived, and poorly developed...

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Cinema Crazed

Mitch (Luke Wilson) has just been cheated on and moved into a nice new bachelor pad right near the local college. But when threatened with eviction by the dean of the college, Mitch's buddies Beanie (Vince Vaughn) and Frank (Will Ferrell) suggest that the

Full Review… | February 17, 2010

When an Oster Breadmaker gets some of the film's biggest laughs, you know the thing's in trouble.

Full Review… | December 10, 2008
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Old School

wasted funny premise

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer


Why do men act like boys? Because they can.

Saw it again! Very funny movie! If you're not offended by raunchy comedy, this movie will satisfy! Rent it, grab some popcorn and enjoy! Be careful drinking your cola though, you may end up snorting it out your nose.

Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives begining when Mitch's nymphomanic girlfriend, Heidi, cheats on him, then former party animal Frank gets married, but unwilling to get go of his wild life, and Beanie is a family man seeking to reclaim his wild and crazy youth. Beanie suggests that they form their own fraternity in Mitch's new house on a college campus to re-live their glory days by bringing together a variety of misfit college students, losers, middle-aged and elderly retirees as their new friends and later try to avoid being evicted by the new Dean of Students, Pritchard, whom still holds a personal grudge against all three of them.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer


Old School is a movie of moments and it's the good ones that raise this a little above your average comedy flick. The ensemble cast is decent apart from Luke Wilson who isn't even remotely funny and the characters are just cardboard and forgettable. Will Ferrel is hilarious and Vince Vaugn is also pretty funny too. It's humour is director Todd Phillips' trademark raunchy and dark humoured style comedy and there's a few decent jokes if you enjoy that sort of thing. It's a good effort from everyone involved. It's not as good as Phillips' The Hangover but without a doubt, it's better than Road Trip.

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