School For Scoundrels details
|Starring:||Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Michael Clarke Duncan|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
School For Scoundrels
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Jun 2007|
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You won't learn anything here...By PaulaWestwood (397 reviews) from Ashton-Under-Lyne , 06 Mar 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Napoleon Dynamite was a wierdly odd, off the wall, funny movie. So why on earth did John Heder get tied up in this tosh. Along with BB Thornton, he deserves six of the best from head, because apart from one or two quite funny moments, this is a padded out 'loser' film that has no heart, no real story and is about as interesting as an algebra class (Sorry Miss White - I enjoyed them really)..
Most of us like films where the underdog comes through, but at the end of this you won't care less. I know this might seem over critical, but John Heder deserves better, this isn't it.
I would play truant from this, and give it a miss. Unless you get detention and have nothing else to do, forget it.
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WeakBy a customer from Maidstone , 02 Nov 2008Attempt to remake the old Terry Thomas film fails miserably. Starts well but never lives up to its promise.
No, don't do itBy Craig Millar from Devon, England , 15 Oct 2008This is 90 minutes of life you will not get back. Seriously, half way through I was dreaming of watching paint dry. It's not just bad, it's bleach for the brain.
Smarter than it looks...By heathcliff (35 reviews) from Enniskillen , 13 Oct 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis is an excellent, well-written and entertaining film. Jon Heder is perfect as the hapless loser. He falls squeakily close to typecasting after his Napoleon Dynamite role but gets away with it thanks to a good script and the contrast with Billy Bob Thornton, who obviously relishes his role as the smarmy teacher/lifecoach.*SPOILER* The only critisism I would have is that the implied sexual abuse of some class-members is an awkward and ultimately superfluous vehicle, and should really have been done without. Also, what the heck was Ben Stiller getting paid to appear in two brief scenes? Were Billy Bob and Jon not big enough stars??
It's not NapoleonBy thevelvet67 (4 reviews) from London , 20 Sep 2008Perhaps in the same unconventional independent american genre style with Napoleon Dynamite but not same callibre. Lacks depth and the awkward comedyof ND. Heder (main actor) is playing similar character and is not going far with it. The storyline was a bit naff. You may relate more to it if you are a teenager.
Funny scoundrelsBy BorntoShop (25 reviews) from DUNDEE , 17 Sep 2008This was really funny - very good. Worth watching.