• R, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Wain
    In Theaters:
    Nov 7, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 10, 2009
  • Universal Pictures


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Role Models Reviews

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Ali Gray

If there's any justice, Role Models will see Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott propelled to the status of comedy Gods.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2012
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: B-

February 18, 2012
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

Two boyish mentors bond with their charges in a swift comedy that lampoons Big Brother programs and the world of live-action role-play.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 15, 2011
David Medsker

Role Models is Rudd's first screenplay credit, and to that all we can say is, what on earth took so long?

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2010
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK

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 Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 8/10

July 6, 2010
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Role Models plays loose and easy, but not to the point of being lazy.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

July 6, 2010
Dave White

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 Source: Movies.com | Original Score: B+

July 6, 2010
Laremy Legel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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 Source: Film.com | Original Score: B+

July 6, 2010
Brian Orndorf
Dark Horizons

A light but heartily funny diversion, best served with a raucous audience who appreciate a masterful KISS joke when they see one.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

July 6, 2010
William Goss

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.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

December 17, 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 Source: UGO | Original Score: A-

August 13, 2009
Anders Wotzke

Each bottom feeding joke manages to be more side-splitting than the last.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4/5

August 1, 2009
Clay Cane

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 Source: BET.com | Original Score: B

July 3, 2009
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... One of the best recent comedies not bearing the Apatow name.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 15, 2009
Kerrie Murphy
The Australian

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...

Full Review Source: The Australian

January 22, 2009
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

What Role Models does well is extract every last loose-moral laugh it can from its who-is-educating-who? scenario.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

January 15, 2009
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)

Like School Of Rock and The Bad News Bears, it cleverly walks a fine line by throwing kids in amongst the filth.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

January 14, 2009
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

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 Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 9, 2009
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
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'Role Models' isn't trying to reinvent the wheel, just polish it up a little. What emerges is a memorable slice of modern slapstick, with charm to spare and just a touch of soul.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/6

January 9, 2009
Anton Bitel

It may be slight, it may be derivative, but this comedy for (if not quite about) adults is also deliriously funny.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 9, 2009
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

Irish Times

January 9, 2009
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