School of Rock, The

Lists: Comedy, Music

Brief Synopsis: "Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing."

Overall Ranking: 1680 (Rank from 2003: # 26)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 40%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 7
Bryan Lienesch76 - In his career, Richard Linklater has alternated between making films for the cinephiles and the mainstream. This good-not-great comedy is the latter.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
David Baruffi70
Thomas Pollock60
Patrick Devitt50

People Involved

  • Jack Black (Dewey Finn)
  • Joan Cusack (Rosalie Mullins)
  • Mike White (Ned Schneebly)
  • Sarah Silverman (Patty Di Marco)
  • Adam Pascal (Theo)
  • Lucas Papaelias (Neil)
  • Chris Stack (Doug)
  • Joey Gaydos Jr. (Zack Mooneyham)
  • Lucas Babin (Spider)
  • Jordan-Claire Green (Michelle)
  • Veronica Afflerbach (Eleni)
  • Miranda Cosgrove (Summer Hathaway)
  • Kevin Alexander Clark (Freddy Jones)
  • Robert Tsai (Lawrence)
  • Maryam Hassan (Tomika)
  • Angelo Massagli (Frankie)
  • Richard Linklater (Director)