School for Scoundrels

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School for Scoundrels
A traffic cop is a very sensitive soul. He hates confrontation, and can't summon up the courage to ask his pretty neighbour out. He decides to attend a special course where he will learn to become a nasty bastard. This works fine, and he starts getting closer to his neighbour. Unfortunately, his teacher also decides to hit on her, and that means war, as he and the teacher set out to best each other in the worst ways possible.

98 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language).
Comedy, Romance.
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Credits

Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sarah Silverman
Director
Todd Phillips
ScreenplayTodd Phillips, Scot Armstrong, based on the 1965 screenplay by Hal E. Chester, Patricia Moyes, based on the novel by Stephen Potter
MusicChristophe Beck
CinematographyJonathan Brown
EditingLeslie Jones, Dan Schalk
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2006
Produced byScoundrel Productions, The Weinstein Company, Media Talent Group, Todd Phillips Company, Dimension Films, Picked Last

Official Site | IMDB page | CAP Report | ScreenIt Report

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageMild to strong, comedic context
NudityNone
Sexnone
ViolenceMild comedic violence, no impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsParents, mild to strong language, may not want young children to be exposed to it.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

Adjusted Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
-2
Impudence / Hate
-50
Sexual Immorality
-23
Drugs / Alcohol
-23
Offence to God
-50
Murder / Suicide
50
Final score
-16

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Munyaradzi Vomo
5
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote icon'n Bulderlag van herkenning (of twee) wag gewis op die kyker.
10
Cape Times
Robert Abele quote iconCamp from hell offers few laughs.
5
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
6
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote icon School For Scoundrels opens with great comic potential. And the cynical vibe of Billy Bob Thornton should have been strong enough to carry it through. But somewhere down the line the film loses its impetus.
12
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconThe wasted potential of a great cast makes School for Scoundrels especially disappointing.
5
BBC
Jamie Russell quote iconSchool for Scoundrels never quite finds the confidence it needs to transform from zero to hero.
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThis class is strictly the remedial kind.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconSchool for Scoundrels feels like a wasted opportunity. This is a case of a motion picture failing to unlock the promise of a ripe potential. As black comedies go, this one is too tepid to hit any mark by which a movie is deemed successful.
10
ScreenIt
quote iconSchool for Scoundrels fails to get even a passing grade and should have been held back a year (or more) in an attempt to improve it.
6
Metacritic.com
28 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
133 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA formulaic, unfocused attempt at a romantic comedy.
5

What the People say

Internet
6662 Netizens
12

Average .. 39%

8




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