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Summary Hell raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur Dewey Finn (Black) has been kicked out of his band. Desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. (Paramount)

Written By: Mike White

School of Rock
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 41 Critic Reviews
must-see
82
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 377 User Ratings
8.0
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Summary Hell raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur Dewey Finn (Black) has been kicked out of his band. Desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. (Paramount)

Written By: Mike White

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 41 Critic Reviews
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10% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 41 Critic Reviews
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90% Positive
37 Reviews
10% Mixed
4 Reviews
0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 377 User Ratings
8.0
82% Positive
311 Ratings
12% Mixed
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5% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 377 User Ratings
8.0
82% Positive
311 Ratings
12% Mixed
47 Ratings
5% Negative
19 Ratings

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Production Company Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, New Century, Sor Productions
Release Date Oct 3, 2003
Duration 1 h 49 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline Heavy mental... Take notes.
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
Teen Choice Awards
4 Nominations
Golden Schmoes Awards
3 Nominations