School of Rock kicks ass. It's one movie that definitely goes to eleven.
Peter RainerNew York Magazine (Vulture)
Linklater, whose previous movies include "Slacker," "Before Sunrise," and "Waking Life," may be the most versatile director of his generation. School of Rock is his most unabashedly mainstream movie by far, and yet it’s commercial in the best way.
Jack Black is consistently hilarious--and not just in his dreams of moshpit glory.
Scott TobiasThe A.V. Club
Though tagged as the director's bid for commercial success, School Of Rock is as philosophical in its own way as "Slacker" or "Waking Life." It was made by people who not only know the music well enough to create magnificent flowcharts around it, but also understand how a simple, soul-stirring rock song can seem revolutionary.