School of Rock Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 21, 2012
It's great fun. It's like one of those inspirational sports movies where you want to stand up and cheer at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Standout Jack Black in nerd-becomes-cool comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 13, 2009
Jack Black is a one-man rock 'n roll powerhouse in this infectious musical comedy directed by Gen X wunderkind Richard Linklater...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Not only will your kids love this movie, but, hey, they'll learn what real music is.
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
School of Rock made me laugh harder than any movie I've seen this year.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 18, 2007
It's another case of independent film artists beating Hollywood at its own game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
As Dewey Finn, Mr. Black gets to capitalize on everything he does best -- basically being Jack Black. And loudly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
The film that rocks your prep-school socks off.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A cathartic class comedy for kids of all sizes, it's Bugsy Malone in rock pomp, Slacker meets Spy Kids.
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
The best comedy to come around in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 26, 2005
One of the best comedies in years...the film never sells out to itself.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today
January 15, 2005
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-
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
Good cast, good acting, good script, ridiculous premise, good music (if you like rock) equals entertaining movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
It's funny, it's heartfelt, and it just rocks!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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.
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
May 14, 2004
A raucous crowd pleaser with a pumping soundtrack, some awe inspiringly talented kids, and perfect comic performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
March 15, 2004
The bus to the School of Rock runs on one source of fuel, and that is Jack Black.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
February 7, 2004
A musical comedy with more power chords than Jimmy Page.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10

Independent
February 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 25, 2010

ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004
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