(2008)

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53

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75
Chicago Tribune
It's a lot of fun. Its spirit is genuine and, even with the odd vomit gag, fundamentally sweet.
75
This familiar scenario works because of well-written and acted characters. The disciplined direction is by Peter Cattaneo, who tackled somewhat similar material in "The Full Monty" a decade ago.
75
The movie's is really good, clean fun that's fine for slightly older kids and a lot of fun for adults.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Overcomes its essential familiarity thanks to a frequently witty script, grounded direction (by Peter Cattaneo, of "Full Monty" fame) and an engaging turn by its star that proves him more than capable of carrying a comedy feature.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Rocker can be amusingly dopey, with its "Spinal Tap"-ish lampooning of rock idioms - and idiots.
63
A grubby little redemption comedy that in every way feels like a consignment-shop Jack Black vehicle.
60
The Rocker has the requisite vomit, the view of some very unfortunate hind quarters and the suds. It's also got a vein of sweetness and charm.
50
You want to like almost everyone in this film, but they're all undone by a weak script.
50
Wilson works overtime to hold Peter Cattaneo's flimsy comedy together.
42
The only brazen thing about the film is how shamelessly it rips off "School of Rock."
38
If you're a Rainn Wilson fan, catch a rerun of "The Office."

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