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  • Summary: Danny and Wheeler are two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad. [Universal Pictures]
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. The fun of Role Models is that it's a high-concept movie executed with speed and finesse and the kind of brusquely tossed-off obscene banter that can get you laughing before you know what hit you.
  2. It's pretty formulaic stuff, and earns its R rating with profanity and unapologetically gratuitous female nudity, but somehow has a winning knuckleheaded charm.
  3. 75
    Sometimes a shamelessly stoopid, proudly profane R-rated comedy is all you want out of life. Role Models more than fills the bill. It's killer funny.
  4. Reviewed by: Neely Tucker
    70
    You can probably figure out how this is all going to end, but it still has more laughs than you might think. Nobody gets more than the wonderful Jane Lynch as the ex-drug addict and director of the mentoring program.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    70
    Rudd and Scott hail from different universes of movie comedy, but manage together here just fine, particularly since each takes a different path.
  6. 63
    Role Models has a tart surface and a heart of goo. The movie grows more obvious as it goes along.
  7. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    20
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. Jul 1, 2011
    10
    I was ROFL for the entire length of the movie ! And I am 45 years old...not really sure what that says about me. Great cast, great script...bulls's eye ! Expand
  2. Mar 10, 2011
    9
    This is one of the funniest movies i've ever seen, the main characters all compliment each other nicely, my only complaint is that I'm not cool seeing a kid who looks about 10 years old cuss every sentence, but still a hilarious movie. Expand
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    9
    Hilarious movie. Paul Rudd never disappoints. And the two performances by the littles are hilarious as well as a ridiculously funny small role from Jane Lynch. Definitely recommend this one. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2011
    8
    I really like this movie, it has a pretty good story and a hilarious script. At the beggining i sucked a dick................................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  5. j30
    Nov 8, 2011
    8
    This movie is an hilarious raunchy comedy. Sure it has a cliche story line, but like I Love You Man, if you have the right actors/actresses you can strike comedic gold. Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2012
    7
    An overall entertaining comedy, with a cast of colorfully written characters.
  7. Jan 16, 2012
    5
    It was ok. A rather generic comedy if you ask me. Paul Rudd, Sean William Scott, and Jane Lynch give good performances in this and that is what really carries the film. Funny at times and corny at others. Expand

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