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Old School Reviews

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
September 14, 2003
Not exactly a time-travel fantasy, but definitely inhabited by spaced-out, anachronistic characters, Old School is about a trio of 30-something buds who yearn to go back to the past in order to avoid the present.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 7, 2003
Call it Animal House, call it Revenge of the Nerds, call it PCU -- you've seen this movie many times before.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
July 8, 2003
It's pretty crass and broad, but there are bigger wastes of time around than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
A movie that might make your face hurt with laughter and has its heart in a high-enough place while its mind is in the gutter.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
June 8, 2003
A cheery, unapologetically goofy comedy about mid-life regression, minus the gross-out gags. And for that, at least, we can all be thankful.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steve Dexter
June 5, 2003
Old School is by far the funniest movie in recent history, and the trio of Ferrell, Wilson and Vaughn are without a doubt comedic perfection.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 28, 2003
Blue, who is supposed to be about 90 years old, is one of the funnier characters in the movie, and that says a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Will Ferrell and company balance on the beer-swilling, testosterone tightrope twined by such comedic classics as Animal House and Caddyshack.
| Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
May 10, 2003
Redeemed by good comic performances from its oddly-matched central trio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
May 8, 2003
More than halfway to being one of the best moron comedies in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Russell
April 28, 2003
It's a hilariously funny and unexpectedly warm look at three men who just want to be boys again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin A. Ranson
April 6, 2003
Will Farrell can sometimes go so over the top he's just not funny any more. This isn't one of those times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
March 27, 2003
An invigorating reminder that comedies can just be comedies and still attain excellence.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Jason Anderson
March 25, 2003
Though it's too funny to warrant outright expulsion, Old School is a real underachiever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
March 25, 2003
Had Meat Loaf been the vaulting fat guy, Old School might have been something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
While it's no "Animal House", it's no "Van Wilder" either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 14, 2003
Fortunately, there is a level of genuine humour here that keeps us laughing between the stupid stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 13, 2003
It's no Animal House, but it succeeds because it too has a touch of insane inspiration - humour that's both perceptive and absurd.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
March 11, 2003
Grade A goofball fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
[Ferrell] knows how to make the most of the worst. God bless his little idiot-savant smile and vanity-free bared buttocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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