Rock School Reviews

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August 23, 2005
It's like Spinal Tap, only shorter.
July 8, 2005
So overpowering is Green's outsized, needy, arrested-adolescent personality (while you initially suspect he's playing for the camera, the blas attitude of his students suggests he really is like this), it throws the movie off-balance.
July 8, 2005
Their playing is terrific, but there's little doubt the kids are fulfilling Green's fantasy rather than the other way around.
June 10, 2005
Green's heart, if not his head, seems in the right place. He's carrying the torch and holding it high, and his students seem to dig it.
June 10, 2005
I don't know what it means that rock 'n' roll has become a bona fide after-school activity, but Rock School definitely kept my attention.
June 10, 2005
Succeeds as a riveting movie because it doesn't try to lead us from verse to an obvious chorus about Green, or his uniquely abusive methods.
June 9, 2005
Rock fans will likely find the cast of characters and its 'berlord' founder compelling.
June 9, 2005
The relationship between the talent-challenged Will and the punishing Green makes for one of the film's meatier dramatic threads.
June 6, 2005
Director Don Argott does a superb job of capturing this unique institution and this great teacher.
June 3, 2005
Green is a grim martinet, given to chair-throwing tantrums and fits of temper that look suspiciously choreographed for the camera.
June 3, 2005
Engrossing from its first shot to its final fade.
June 3, 2005
Hilarious, inspired, frenzied.
June 3, 2005
Raw and funny documentary.
June 3, 2005
The narrative moves quickly and the characters are so much fun, that there's little time for inventory of what's missing.
June 3, 2005
As a portrait of dysfunctional pedagogy, it's both refreshing and more than a little terrifying.
June 3, 2005
Exuberant and surprisingly unsettling documentary.
June 3, 2005
A rousing, garage-band-style documentary.
June 3, 2005
With its encomiums to Green and its feel-good finale in Germany, Rock School sometimes threatens to succumb to Mad Hot Ballroom syndrome... But Argott weaves a darker thread into the movie ...
June 2, 2005
Green is not an angry jerk so much as a guy playing an angry jerk because he loves rock music and wants these kids to play it well.
June 2, 2005
Immensely entertaining.
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