Role Models Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 29, 2012
If there's any justice, Role Models will see Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott propelled to the status of comedy Gods.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
Two boyish mentors bond with their charges in a swift comedy that lampoons Big Brother programs and the world of live-action role-play.
David Medsker
Bullz-Eye.com
July 6, 2010
Role Models is Rudd's first screenplay credit, and to that all we can say is, what on earth took so long?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
July 6, 2010
This is an obviously contrived plot, but the script, co-written by Rudd, director David Wain, support actor Ken Marino and writer Tim Dowling, is packed with great jokes...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 6, 2010
Role Models plays loose and easy, but not to the point of being lazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Tom Charity
CNN.com
July 6, 2010
Rudd and Scott aren't stretching any new muscles, but Rudd's glum disaffection and Scott's bozo bonhomie do gel with a satisfying stickiness. They handle the gaping innuendo with such delicacy we know that they know they're better than this.
Dave White
Movies.com
July 6, 2010
A formulaic movie can be lifted out of its built-in rut by making it look like it invented the formula. Almost everything works here.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Laremy Legel
Film.com
July 6, 2010
Role Models could have been another formulaic comedy, fresh off the assembly line. Instead, the work of Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott here is worthy of praise and one of the funnier films this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
A light but heartily funny diversion, best served with a raucous audience who appreciate a masterful KISS joke when they see one.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 9, 2010
A typically underwhelming post-Apatow comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
There's a constant sarcastic rapport between Rudd and Scott right from the get-go that makes the wholly expected plot developments easier to stomach.
August 13, 2009
Role Models is a film for the nerds, by the nerds. Lucky for Role Models, the rest of our culture is catching up and are invited along as well.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Each bottom feeding joke manages to be more side-splitting than the last.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clay Cane
BET.com
July 3, 2009
Bobb'e J. Thompson upstages the entire cast with his wit. Thompson was so crass -- I haven't seen a kid curse this much in a movie since Linda Blair in 'The Exorcist'!
Full Review | Original Score: B
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 15, 2009
... One of the best recent comedies not bearing the Apatow name.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kerrie Murphy
The Australian
January 22, 2009
No one is going to marvel at the actors' Stanislavsky-like artistry, but Scott and Rudd are fun to watch and their bickering is hilarious...
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
January 16, 2009
There are some very serious issues here about absent fathers and the lack of positive role models for young males, but they're just a cynical hook for a film full of homophobic, misogynist humour.
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
January 15, 2009
What Role Models does well is extract every last loose-moral laugh it can from its who-is-educating-who? scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
January 14, 2009
Like School Of Rock and The Bad News Bears, it cleverly walks a fine line by throwing kids in amongst the filth.
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
January 9, 2009
A great example of the Emotionally Stunted Men Grow A Heart sub-genre. Role Models staves off the January blues and puts a marker down as 2009's laugh-out-loud comedy to beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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