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      The School of Rock

      PG-13 Released Oct 3, 2003 1h 48m Comedy TRAILER for School of Rock: Trailer 1 List School of Rock: Trailer 1 School of Rock: Trailer 1 2:23 View more videos
      92% Tomatometer 203 Reviews 64% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates -- much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock 'n' roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Black's exuberant, gleeful performance turns School of Rock into a hilarious, rocking good time.

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      Ed Potton Times (UK) Yet there are subversive details that elevate it beyond standard feelgood fare, notably Black’s insistence on treating his young charges like battle-hardened veterans... Rated: 4/5 Sep 8, 2023 Full Review Antonia Quirke London Evening Standard School of Rock just doesn't rock. It has no appetite for destruction. No raw power. It's like late Whitesnake. Tidied-up, over-produced. Jack Black is not, sad to say, Jack White. Dec 20, 2017 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media Standout Jack Black in nerd-becomes-cool comedy. Rated: 4/5 Dec 28, 2010 Full Review Fico Cangiano CineXpress Podcast Vibrant, charming and adorable, School of Rock delivers on all fronts thanks to Jack Black's peak performance, talented young cast and amazing music/soundtrack. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 9, 2024 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy It sounds like the sort of sanitized product that might have starred Eddie Murphy (Dokken Day Care?), yet what gives the movie any semblance of an edge is Jack Black. Rated: 3/4 Oct 4, 2023 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness "School of Rock" may not be the greatest rock film ever made, but it’s a strong tribute to the artform, still capable of entertaining old fans and maybe helping to turn new ones to the roadways of rock. Sep 27, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Heather D A classic, heartwarming movie. This is definitely one of those feel good movies that I will continue watching every so often. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Mitch B Rock 'n Roll baby!! A heartwarming, fun and comedic movie that never gets old no matter how many times I see it. It gets FIVE GOLD STARS! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review Harrison R Fun, but nothing special of course Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Ezekiel M This movie is funny and amazing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Songer K 2.5/5! Right in the middle. It is a basic musical movie, granted that it can carry some species of humor. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/17/24 Full Review Margaret C I pledge allegiance to the band and promise to give Mr. Schneebly full command. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/27/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      The School of Rock: Official Clip - Stick-it-to-the-man-eosis The School of Rock: Official Clip - Stick-it-to-the-man-eosis 1:40 The School of Rock: Official Clip - Telling Off Schneebly The School of Rock: Official Clip - Telling Off Schneebly 1:25 The School of Rock: Official Clip - Dewey's Code of Conduct The School of Rock: Official Clip - Dewey's Code of Conduct 1:07 The School of Rock: Official Clip - The Rock Band Project The School of Rock: Official Clip - The Rock Band Project 1:23 The School of Rock: Official Clip - Wound Too Tight The School of Rock: Official Clip - Wound Too Tight 1:18 The School of Rock: Official Clip - The Man The School of Rock: Official Clip - The Man 1:57 The School of Rock: Official Clip - Creating Musical Fusion The School of Rock: Official Clip - Creating Musical Fusion 1:54 The School of Rock: Official Clip - New Schedule The School of Rock: Official Clip - New Schedule 1:24 The School of Rock: Official Clip - Hung Over The School of Rock: Official Clip - Hung Over 2:06 The School of Rock: Official Clip - Learning in Song The School of Rock: Official Clip - Learning in Song 2:13 View more videos
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      Synopsis Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates -- much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock 'n' roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands.
      Director
      Richard Linklater
      Producer
      Scott Rudin
      Screenwriter
      Mike White
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Rude Humor|Some Drug References)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 3, 2003, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $81.3M
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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