It's great fun. It's like one of those inspirational sports movies where you want to stand up and cheer at the end.
| Original Score: 7/10
Standout Jack Black in nerd-becomes-cool comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jack Black is a one-man rock 'n roll powerhouse in this infectious musical comedy directed by Gen X wunderkind Richard Linklater...
| Original Score: A-
Not only will your kids love this movie, but, hey, they'll learn what real music is.
School of Rock made me laugh harder than any movie I've seen this year.
It's another case of independent film artists beating Hollywood at its own game.
As Dewey Finn, Mr. Black gets to capitalize on everything he does best -- basically being Jack Black. And loudly.
| Original Score: 3/4
The film that rocks your prep-school socks off.
A cathartic class comedy for kids of all sizes, it's Bugsy Malone in rock pomp, Slacker meets Spy Kids.
The best comedy to come around in years.
One of the best comedies in years...the film never sells out to itself.
| Original Score: A
Despite Black's reputation as a comedy anarchist, the movie has a big heart, avoids crude indulgence, and gives viewers of all ages something to enjoy.
| Original Score: B-
Good cast, good acting, good script, ridiculous premise, good music (if you like rock) equals entertaining movie.
It's funny, it's heartfelt, and it just rocks!
It would be a shame if only kids went to see this film. Adults who can still plug in to their inner rocker, if only to play air guitar, will love it, too.
It's one of those films that'll require you to be in a good mood to enjoy, but if you are - you definitely will.
| Original Score: 70/100
A raucous crowd pleaser with a pumping soundtrack, some awe inspiringly talented kids, and perfect comic performances.
The bus to the School of Rock runs on one source of fuel, and that is Jack Black.
| Original Score: 9/10
...no pace, no backbeat, just Black hamming it up so manically that he makes Little Richard seem like Mel Torme.
A musical comedy with more power chords than Jimmy Page.
| Original Score: 7.5/10