School of Rock

2003

Action / Comedy / Family / Music

131
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 234873

Synopsis


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Cast

Jack Black as Dewey Finn
Miranda Cosgrove as Summer Hathaway
Caitlin Hale as Marta
Joan Cusack as Rosalie Mullins
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1hr 48 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by babiedol12 10 / 10

Jack Black is Back! Better than Ever!

Finally! Somebody has done right by Jack Black. Somebody has actually made a movie where Jack Black can be the man and show off his talents. This is Jack Black at his best and I feel privileged to be alive while this guy's star continues to skyrocket!

Dewey Finn (Jack Black) loves rock and roll. He is the consummate fan who knows every worthwhile group and song. He is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist in his own band called "No Vacancy." But other members of the group have grown tired of his immature stage antics, such as 20-minute solos and stage-dives. They vote him out and hire someone to replace him for an upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.

Downcast and distraught, Dewey doesn't know what to do. Plus, his usually patient roommate Ned (Mike White), a schoolteacher, is being pressured by his aggressive girlfriend (Sarah Silverman) to make Dewey pay the money he owes for rent or get out. When a call comes in to Ned asking him to serve as a substitute teacher at the prestigious Horace Green Elementary School, Dewey decides to assume his identity and take the job.

Of course, faced with a class of fifth-graders all nicely clothed in their school uniforms, this rocker doesn't have a clue as to what to do. So he tells them to chill out and enjoy some downtime. This scheme works for a little while but then Dewey visits the orchestra class. Lights go off in his head and bingo! -- the new class project is to form a rock band. He decides to teach them everything he knows about rock with lectures on its history, the evils of "The Man," and the essentials of playing rock songs.

Dewey's spirits are lifted when he realizes that there are some talented musicians in the class including Zack (Joey Gaydos, Jr.), the lead guitarist; Katie (Rebecca Brown) on bass; and Lawrence (Robert Tsai) on keyboards. Freddy (Kevin Clark), the class rebel, turns out to be an eager learner on drums, and Tomika (Maryam Hassan) surprises him with her unusual singing talent. The smartest girl in the class, Summer (Miranda Cosgrove), gets her chance to excel as band manager while others serve as back-up singers, special effects wizard, head of security, and the official selectors of the band's name.

The humor quotient of the film is heightened by the funny performance of Joan Cusack as the uptight and unlocked principal of Horace Green Elementary School. When Dewey discovers that she is a secret fan of Fleetwood Mac, they are able to connect as friends. The rock fan gets his wish when he has the class entered in the local Battle of the Bands. By the end of this rollicking film, you'll happily be chanting, "For those about to rock, we salute you!"

Overall: 9/10

Reviewed by amheretojudge 7 / 10

those that can't do, teach..

The School Of Rock

Jack Black carries this musical show on its back all through the movie with the help of Richard and his magic box that has some unusual characters and also offers some great music.

Reviewed by IkhwanArif 8 / 10

... and we shall teach Rock & Roll to the world.

I'll only be reiterating what others have said, and what you've already guessed; is that this movie just works.

By a lesser director, by a lesser writer, by another actor, School Of Rock might have become among the thousands of cheesy, Nickelodeon-esque, Disney-esque, tween movie. Thankfully, Mike White wrote such a charming though admittedly predictable story, and Richard Linklater steered the this ship safely to land; of a musician way past his time trying to make it big and somehow found inspiration in a classroom full of children of a stuffy school.

Jack Black not only nailed his part, he owned it and killed it. Black is charismatic, enthusiastic, energetic and infectious. He is just fun to watch. Everybody else played their part well, even Joan Cusack who I think is underused. The best part here, must be the process of music making; what it rock, what does it mean to rock, and why rock and roll is so much fun.

This movie is fun. And you won't be disappointed by it.

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