School for Scoundrels - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

School for Scoundrels Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Dismal comedy about nerds trying to be cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Starnes
March 30, 2011
School for Scoundrels has some solid opportunities for real dark comedy, but blows most of them for maudlin romantic-comedy tripe, and the ones it does go for it never takes far enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 28, 2006
Just dissipates in a puff of its own indifference.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 1, 2006
A clashing combination of mismatched, recycled ideas, and wasted opportunities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
October 11, 2006
School for Scoundrels is Fight Club for people afraid of Fight Club.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
September 29, 2006
It feels like the filmmakers put Old School and Napoleon Dynamite into a cinematic blender and hit frappe in hopes of making a delicious shake. They ended up with a tasteless one.
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
September 29, 2006
School for Scoundrels feels like a wasted opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 28, 2006
Better at set-up than delivery, this is an underwritten movie with a lot of lags between laughs.
| Original Score: C
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 1, 2006
The only grade this school deserves is an F.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
None of the actors can save this weak script nor survive the tepid direction.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 29, 2006
Nice guys and creeps make it to the finish line, though I won't say how they place. But I will divulge this: The movie's a loser.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Edward Douglas
September 26, 2006
How a movie with appearances by David Cross, Sarah Silverman, Luis Guzman and Matt Walsh isn't the funniest movie ever made is pretty incredible.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 28, 2006
It's not that Scoundrels lacks for talent; the cast members have all proven their ability to get laughs, but the material in Scoundrels is too wan.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Christopher Orr
L.A. Weekly
September 28, 2006
While the supporting players are a pleasure - especially backup doofuses David Cross and Todd Louiso -- Heder should probably have been among them.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 18, 2006
Asked only to regurgitate prior performances, Heder dutifully performs his bumbling Napoleon Dynamite shtick and Thornton berates people with caustic Bad Santa/Bad News Bears nastiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
September 28, 2006
A fitfully amusing but overall unsatisfying film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Victoria Alexander
September 14, 2006
A good concept gone wrong. Wrong cast, director, and script.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 28, 2006
Billy Bob Thornton's estimable talents are squandered in this shoddy comedy directed by Todd Phillips (Old School).
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
September 28, 2006
Jon Heder. He's the worst thing to happen to comedy since the invention of the frown.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kit Bowen
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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