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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: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  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
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Neely Tucker
    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: Robert Wilonsky
    Wain, Marino, and Rudd pull it off because theirs is a funnier, brainier, bawdier brand of feel-good.
  6. Role Models wouldn't be anything without Mintz-Plasse, whose character occasions what may be the cinema's first really funny Marvin Hamlisch joke, and whose camera presence is at once unfailingly modest and distinctive.
  7. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    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: 45 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. Jul 1, 2011
    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
    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. Oct 4, 2011
    I really like this movie, it has a pretty good story and a hilarious script. At the beggining i sucked a dick................................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  4. Mar 11, 2013
    Solid comedy that I actually didn't think I would enjoy but ended up getting a nice surprise as it was quite funny! Both Paul Seann work great together and both of their 'kids' they have to watch are funny also. It's a good storyline with good messages behind the comedy that's originally presented. The jokes are also consistent and with hilarious characters throughout it's held up well Overall an enjoyable comedy with plenty to chuckle at, and it's well worth a look! Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2012
    An overall entertaining comedy, with a cast of colorfully written characters.
  6. Dec 31, 2011
    Role Models sadly does fall for the cliche that little kids saying swear words is still funny, but still Paul Rudd, Sean William Scott and Jane Lynch give very impressive performances which is too much to resist. I give this movie 64%. Expand
  7. Jan 16, 2012
    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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