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Old School Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Very politically incorrect; funny for many adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 6, 2010
Flawed, cliché, contrived, and poorly developed...
AskMen.com Staff
February 17, 2010
Mitch (Luke Wilson) has just been cheated on and moved into a nice new bachelor pad right near the local college. But when threatened with eviction by the dean of the college, Mitch's buddies Beanie (Vince Vaughn) and Frank (Will Ferrell) suggest that the
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 10, 2008
When an Oster Breadmaker gets some of the film's biggest laughs, you know the thing's in trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The lead males give impressively modulated performances that keep the laughs flowing as all hell breaks loose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Director Phillips confesses to frat membership in his youth, and even made a documentary on the subject. So why is this not funnier or more outrageous?
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
December 6, 2005
Will Ferrell is a fearless comedian, and he commits completely to his insanity in the film, and that makes it work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 7, 2005
Only fitfully funny, except when Ferrell is onscreen -- then you won't stop laughing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 25, 2005
Une bonne location pour un party entre amis et pour ceux qui ne sont pas fatigués de la recette des films d'ados.
| Original Score: C+
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 30, 2005
The recess bell should have rung immediately into the first period of this frothy yet flat and insufferable scholastic satire.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Bob Bloom
January 24, 2005
If you like humor that's somewhere below the belt, then Old School is for you.
Susan Granger
January 24, 2005
Enroll at your own risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Will Ferrell ... makes about ten minutes of this movie side-splittingly hilarious. That's like finding a few pieces of crunchy cereal in a bowl of sour milk.
Read More | Original Score: C-
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 5, 2004
You don't need to run stoplights getting to the theater - the video will do - but Old School fulfills your expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 22, 2004
It may not be much, but these days, two or three big laughs is nothing to sneeze at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 9, 2004
Normalmente, não aprecio o tipo de humor rasteiro que este tipo de produção costuma empregar, mas exceções acontecem, e os risos provocados por este filme são a prova disto.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 2, 2004
Ferrell ... goes the extra mile and becomes the life of the party.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
Subplots fizzle out and plausibility dwindles (a thirtysomething college dean?), but at least there are no de rigueur fart, burp or scatological jokes.

Empire Magazine
November 2, 2003
A harmless and intermittently funny 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
It's insipid, and Will Ferrell streaks through it naked. No, it's not an SNL skit... it's the latest college frat film, and it's marginally ok at best.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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