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School for Scoundrels Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 11, 2007
...the film remains consistently watchable thanks to Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong's surprisingly clever screenplay and the uniformly effective performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Anna Smith
Time Out
February 22, 2007
It's the stuff of simple comedy, but as frat-flicks go it's a return to form for director Todd Phillips.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
February 17, 2007
The film that Anger Management %u2013 starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler %u2013 should've been. Admittedly one 'School' you definitely want to enrol in.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
February 10, 2007
Never quite finds the confidence it needs to transform from zero to hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
October 5, 2006
Come on, cut it some slack--this is a funny movie.
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Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com
October 4, 2006
School For Scoundrels is a fitting entry into the loser-makes-good genre in the tradition of The Lonely Guy and The 40-Year-Old-Virgin...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 2, 2006
Things get increasingly dopey in the final act, leading to an incredibly stupid ending, but I have to admit I laughed just enough to recommend School for Scoundrels.
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 2, 2006
A little too long, but good enough, especially when it's compared with most of the other stuff that's foisted on the audience these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Pete Hammond
Maxim
October 1, 2006
A for laughs and genuine comic smarts.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 30, 2006
Don't expect a sparkling laugh fest but [those] attracted to it will have some mild fun.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 29, 2006
While the film is demeaned by sight gags aimed at teenage boys, it has a smart center and delightful performances from Heder and Thornton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 29, 2006
It's funny. It's hip. And it's the only new movie in wide release that doesn't star Ashton Kutcher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pam Grady
Reel.com
September 29, 2006
As long as the movie stays focused on the competition between Roger and Dr. P, it is hilarious.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 29, 2006
School for Scoundrels is a simply written, perfectly cast, sneaky-edgy, stab-yourself-in-the-leg-with-a-pen laugh riot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
M.E. Russell
Oregonian
September 29, 2006
Heder's low-key, surprising charm and Thorton's gleeful wickedness at least glide the film in for a landing. You'll enjoy yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2006
What's almost refreshing about Phillips' approach to comedy... is that he and co-writer Scot Armstrong like the classically unfettered fun of a silly bit played to the hilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 29, 2006
A guy's movie, a comic battle of dueling manhood. The surprise is that Heder, both in his comedy and his machismo, came fully loaded.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 29, 2006
Todd Phillips is swiftly becoming the go-to guy for comedy that's a lot smarter than it looks or probably needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
September 29, 2006
Guys are guys in Todd Phillips movies, for better or worse, but almost always for the purposes of arriving somewhere in the same ZIP code as the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
September 29, 2006
Heder comes from the real world. He looks like he could be bagging your groceries or getting stuck in the turnstile ahead of you at BART. He's got an inner sincerity that can't be faked.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Irish Times
February 23, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 30, 2006

Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2006
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
September 29, 2006
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