Role Models

Role Models

Role Models

Danny (Rudd) and Wheeler (Scott) are energy drink salesman, peddling it to school kids – “say no to drugs, and yes to Minotaur!”. After crashing the company truck on an energy drink bender, they’re arrested and ordered to either go to jail or spend 150 community service hours in a mentorship program. They go for the latter, and quickly regret the decision. Also stars Superbad’s Mintz-Plasse (Fogell). Described by Roger Ebert as “a fish-out-of-water plot with no water. The characters are all flopping around in places they don't want to be.”

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Laden with more than enough profane humor to warrant its R rating, this is nonetheless a formulaic crowd-pleaser.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

With the ferocity of a drill instructor and the boundless confidence of a self-help guru who combines psychobabble clichés with embarrassingly explicit confessions, Ms. Lynch's Gayle redeems the movie from utter banality.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The kind of comedy where funny people say funny things in funny situations, not the kind of comedy that whacks you with manic shocks to force an audible Pavlovian response.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

You'd be forgiven for assuming Role Models is just another irreverent, crude comedy about a couple of immature man-child characters. It is, but it also happens to be a very funny and entertaining one.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Rudd and Scott hail from different universes of movie comedy, but manage together here just fine, particularly since each takes a different path.

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

If "Models'" comedy is a bore, the characters' redemption is sheer agony – not to mention the shameless pop-cultural referencing that repeats like a bad taco.

1.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A great example of the Emotionally Stunted Men Grow A Heart sub-genre. Role Models staves off the January blues and puts a marker down as 2009’s laugh-out-loud comedy to beat.

4.0
0

Pretty darn good comedy

Asides from a predictable and hammy ending, this was a funny ass movie.

4.0
0

It's a tooter

This movie was fantastic and I think Flicks might've gotten their review wrong. Not since 'Grandma's Boy' has there been such a random group of peeps put together in a situation that can't help but be hilarious. This is a tooter movie and definitely worth seeing. Do it!

4.0
0

Realistic Comedy That Will Actually Make You Laugh

The most popular of the three premieres at the 24 Hour Movie Marathon ( And only one since THE RUINS and DYING BREED may never see theatres ), this is a rare event in the modern cinema - a samsh comedy that will actually have you laughing! Sean William Scott carries off a great job as a genuinelly nice slacker KISS fan, while Paul Rudd has pinned the...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Laden with more than enough profane humor to warrant its R rating, this is nonetheless a formulaic crowd-pleaser.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

With the ferocity of a drill instructor and the boundless confidence of a self-help guru who combines psychobabble clichés with embarrassingly explicit confessions, Ms. Lynch's Gayle redeems the movie from utter banality.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The kind of comedy where funny people say funny things in funny situations, not the kind of comedy that whacks you with manic shocks to force an audible Pavlovian response.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

You'd be forgiven for assuming Role Models is just another irreverent, crude comedy about a couple of immature man-child characters. It is, but it also happens to be a very funny and entertaining one.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Rudd and Scott hail from different universes of movie comedy, but manage together here just fine, particularly since each takes a different path.

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

If "Models'" comedy is a bore, the characters' redemption is sheer agony – not to mention the shameless pop-cultural referencing that repeats like a bad taco.

1.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A great example of the Emotionally Stunted Men Grow A Heart sub-genre. Role Models staves off the January blues and puts a marker down as 2009’s laugh-out-loud comedy to beat.

4.0
0

Pretty darn good comedy

Asides from a predictable and hammy ending, this was a funny ass movie.

4.0
0

It's a tooter

This movie was fantastic and I think Flicks might've gotten their review wrong. Not since 'Grandma's Boy' has there been such a random group of peeps put together in a situation that can't help but be hilarious. This is a tooter movie and definitely worth seeing. Do it!

4.0
0

Realistic Comedy That Will Actually Make You Laugh

The most popular of the three premieres at the 24 Hour Movie Marathon ( And only one since THE RUINS and DYING BREED may never see theatres ), this is a rare event in the modern cinema - a samsh comedy that will actually have you laughing! Sean William Scott carries off a great job as a genuinelly nice slacker KISS fan, while Paul Rudd has pinned the...

5.0
0