Brilliantly juxtaposing the ruliness of a prep academy with the chaos of rock-n-roll, School of Rock is a unique musical/comedy blend with a career performance by Jack Black and clever rock gags that will leave any fan brimming with [air guitar] joy. 8.9/10.
Plot Synopsis: Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates — much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock ‘n’ roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands.
Official CLC Score: 8.9/10